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Monday, November 17, 2014

Leveled News Reading (3-10)

Larry Ferlazzo posted three sites that provide leveled reading about current events:

NEWSELA provides several “levels” of the same newspaper articles, along with accompanying online quizzes, that students can read and take. For a small fee, Teachers can create a virtual classroom, assign articles and monitor student progress. However, students can read the articles for free without having to pay anything.

Link: https://newsela.com/

News in Levels offers similar resourceand is free,, but without the ability to track student progress online.

Link: http://www.newsinlevels.com/#

For the Teachers has similar leveled articles available for download. It, too, is free.

Link: http://www.fortheteachers.org/reading_skills.htm#.VGkNylfF-a7

Great Site for Humanities

Mike Gorman, on his blog, recently mentioned Edsitement. He wrote, "You will find that Edsitement really is one of the best places to visit for humanities on the web. This site from the National Endowment for the Humanities provides resources for social studies, LA, foreign language, and art teachers to explore. There are wonderful readings, activities, and lessons. The searchable database provides an opportunity to find content by grade, subject area, and type."

Link: http://edsitement.neh.gov/

Project-based Learning

"Project-based learning is becoming increasingly popular as teachers look for a way to make lessons stick in the minds of their students. According to Edutopia, studies have shown that students who use project-based learning remember the material much longer and have healthier attitudes toward education," wrote Sharon Dauphin, on Teach Thought. In her article she suggest 12 good resources for teachers starting PBL.

Link: http://www.teachthought.com/learning/project-based-learning/13-timeless-project-based-learning-resources/

200 Free Resources

This collection from Open Culture provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features videos, tutorials, lessons, mobile apps, audiobooks, youtube, foreign lang. lessons and more in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing.

Link: http://www.openculture.com/free_k-12_educational_resources

70+ Websites for Globalizing Your Classroom

This site describes itself as a site that "provides a list of links to websites which specialize in equipping teachers with resources and/or training so as to bring the world to their students."

Link: http://tgccapstone.weebly.com/project-based-learning.html