Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mardi Gras

As writes, "Mardi Gras is strongly associated with wild bacchanalia and debauchery, but the original intent of the holiday and how it's kept by the faithful is much different." See below:

Shrove Tuesday for Kids

Find the history of Shrove Tuesday, activities and more here!


Solve Me Mobiles

On this FREE site, students/players are given a mobile that has beams balanced under the number of the total weight. Through deduction, students determine the weight values of the different shapes used in the mobil. Students can also create their own problems and post them to the site. No account is needed unless the player wants to track his/her progress.

Caution: Addicting!


Below are some examples from the three levels of play:

A Dictionary of "Trendy" Words in Education

The purpose of this index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology and research is to find a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large.
This page was created and is updated by Terry Heick and TeachThought Staff.

Lexiled Reading about the Presidents, K-12

This site has lots of reading comprehension materials. For example, they have lexiled readings on the US Presidents for levels 300-1450!

In describing themselves, ReadWorks writes, "We are committed to solving the nation's reading comprehension crisis by giving teachers the research-proven tools and support they need to improve the academic achievement of their students. ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly."


Math Resources for K-12

Illuminations is a project designed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is supported by the Verizon Foundation. Illuminations gives teachers access to quality resources for math. It has over 600 lesson plans, 100 activities, which are searchable by NCTM Standards and by Common Core State Standards.


Resources for the Humanities

Edsitement, from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a great place to find resources for teachers of social studies, language arts, foreign language, arts, and culture. There are wonderful readings, activities, and lessons. The database can be searched by grade, subject and type.