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Wheel Inventors


Why: 

• Sometimes you get stumped and sometimes you aren't as prepared as you hoped to be.  Instead of re-inventing the wheel or throwing together a sub-par lesson, use materials that others have already created.

• These go-to sites can provide endless amounts of material for you to use in lessons and can spark ideas for other methods you hadn't thought of before.

• The sites listed, by themselves, will not make a lesson better.  They work well to supplement lessons with clear goals and solid, student centered activities. 


Goal: To quickly find and evaluate pre-made, online resources for use in lessons.




Assessment: 
1. Complete the form below
Look through each of the lists below for study packet examples.

Presentation Apps*

 SlideShare.net - Upload your own or search for 1000s of PowerPoints on any subject that you can easily embed on your own site.

Prezi search - Find other Prezi's that people have shared publicly.

 Pete's PowerPoint Station - The site looks old school, but has tons of great stuff for every topic from elementary through high school level.

Thinglink - Add hot-clickable buttons to your photos to make them interactive.

Popplet - Sort of a simplified version of Prezi.  It's also works nicely with google maps and allows you to draw things in a presentation.

Site Repositories

Gooru and MentorMob - Both of these have lists of sites in almost any content area

Video sites (beyond YouTube)

 Snag Films - Features documentaries in a variety of subject areas.  This site now requires a login.

 Ted Talks - See great speeches and lectures from some of the best speakers in the world. My personal favorite is the marshmallow talk.

 Khan Academy - A how to video for just about any concept you can imagine.  Everything from elementary math to sequencing DNA.

 Brain Pop - This is a pay site, but you can get a free trial if you're in a pinch.  Also, some movies are free anyway.  All subject areas - very well done.

Tube Chop - Watch just the part of a movie you want.  Edit the start or end times to see just what you want.

The Mad Video - Kind of like Thinglink for videos

Interactives

Explania - Very nice interactives for a variety of science and social science conepts

Nobel Prize Games - Outstanding interactives on topics that won the Nobel Prize.

BBC Bitesize - Get embeddable games/activities for your website in Language Arts, Reading, Math, and Science at BBC Bitesize 1 (K-2nd), Bitesize 2 (3rd-6th), or Bitesize 3 (7th+)

Interactive Whiteboard Site -  A huge repository of interactives in all subject areas.  Especially helpful for elementary.  The activities can be completed without an iboard.

Math and More

ThatQuiz.org - Huge repository of problems for practice or to assign as a teacher

IXL.com - See what you need to teach for math at any level, includes sample problems for students

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