Category Archive for "Cross Curricular Tools"

Book Trailer Tuesday

It takes time to select texts to use in class, and even longer to pre-read them, so I really value

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Point Your Students to Where Reading Happens Year Round – Our Humboldt County Public Library!

As we know, EVERYONE READS!  And this summer our Humboldt County Library is sponsoring, READ FOR THE WIN! OUR public

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Science and Art: Examining the STEAM Movement

Merging science and art may not be as zany as you think. Both subjects require attention to detail, involve an

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Building Science with Writing (and Writing with Science)

Throughout history science and writing have been intertwined. Scientific discovery servers no purpose if it is not adequately communicated to

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CA: State of Creativity Summit

Three hundred Educators, Legislators and Community Members descended upon Fresno the beginning of March to participate in the California State of

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SBAC (or CAASPP, if you prefer): Keeping the Focus on Learning and the Stress Low

“Correct answers are essential… but they’re part of the process, they’re not the product. The product is the math the

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HERC-The Teacher Place has it!

Whether you are teaching GEOMETRY or CHEMISTRY, HERC is your GO TO place for resources!It’s simple.  Just go to HERC- The

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R.A.F.T.S. Activity by Anne Hartline

Hi!  I hope this blog finds all of you rested and relaxed after a holiday break!  As I mentioned on

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4 Ways to Integrate User Generated Video in your Classroom

1. Sub-Plans Video can be a fantastic way to remain in your classroom while a substitute manages the lesson(s) of

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“10 Apps for Math Fluency” Edutopia

This article comes from Edutopia.  A helpful list of Math Apps designed to improve your students’ math fluency. “There are

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ELA Strategies: Written Conversations by Anne Hartline

Welcome to my blog! Since this is my first blog post (ever!) I’d like introduce myself. I’m Anne Hartline and

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Rhymezone.com

Find rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more.  There’s a near rhymes option that finds “imperfect” rhymes for your words. Caution – words

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Times Standard Newspaper

Humboldt County local newspaper – searchable site Visit at: http://www.times-standard.com/

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Infoplease.com

This site has an almanac, encyclopedia, atlas, biographies and more…..Provides reliable information, in a way that engages and entertains. Visit at: http://www.infoplease.com/

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Merriam Webster Dictionary

Great dictionary site – Extra bonuses – thesaurus, Spanish/English translation, encyclopedia, medical, and games & quizes!! Visit at: http://www.merriam-webster.com/

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Windows to the Universe

This website is a richly interlinked ecosystem for learning about the Earth and Space sciences for use by general public, students,

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SweetSearch.com

SweetSearch is a Search Engine for Students. It searches only the 35,000 Web sites that  research experts, librarians and teachers

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Biography.com

Great site for biographical information on virtually everybody! visit at: http://www.biography.com  

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Atlapedia.com

Atlapedia contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

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REFdesk

Great fact checker and general info for the web. Visit at: http://refdesk.com/

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Boolify search engine

Boolify helps students by visualizing the web search process and interacting  with the search process in a tangible and hands-on way. visit at:

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CIA World Fact book

The World Fact Book provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography… visit at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

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LIbrary of Congress American Memory

This site accesses the video/photo collections at the Library of Congress. Site is searchable, and can be linked to standards

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Knowmia

Site designed to use video presentations and interactive assignments both in and out of the classroom. Use theirs, or create your

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Vocabahead Vocab builder

Learn Vocabulary words from Grades 6-12, SAT, GRE or ACT. Visit at: http://www.vocabahead.com/Home/tabid/37/Default.aspx

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Simple Study Guides for Writing, Grammar, Math, SAT, ACT, and more…

Recommended through State Department of Education – site for good study guides. visit at: http://junketstudies.com/joomla/

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Gapminder

Replacing myths with a fact-based worldview is the goal of Gapminder. The site accomplishes  this by making world  data easy to understand,

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Share My Lesson

 This is a wonderful website, filled with peer created resources, aligned with the Common Core.  Curriculum is available for all

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Calisphere

“Calisphere is the University of California’s free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 200,000 digitized items —

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Promethean Planet

World’s largest interactive whiteboard community,  free resources, tips, interactive lesson content, professional development materials.     Visit at: http://www.prometheanworld.com/en-us/education/products/interactive-content-and-resources/promethean-planet

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Sheppard Software

Hundreds of games/activities/quizzes. K-Adult. All free! Visit at: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/          

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Brainpop

Creates animated, curricular content. Some free videos/some require subscription.  Good for “flipped learning” in additional to traditional structure. Visit at:

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Teaching and Learning resources from Federal Agencies

Great free videos, photos, documents, etc from Federal collections Visit at:  http://free.ed.gov/      

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CK-12 resources and flexbooks

  Free education resources. Standards-aligned and customizable.   Visit at: http://www.ck12.org/teacher/#

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Edutopia: Arts Integration

    Edutopia’s Schools That Work series profiles K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the way students

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Arts Lessons: CCSESA

Welcome to the Compendium of Teacher Learning and Exploration in Arts Assessment. This compendium represents K-12 specialist and generalist teachers

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Arts Edge: Integrated Lesson Plans

ArtsEdge is the Kennedy Center’s free digital resource for teaching and learning in, through and about the arts. Please Visit:

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Fact Monster

Good reference site for facts, maps, geography. Visit at:   http://www.factmonster.com/        

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Dictionary.com

General reference site. Some ads, but links for quotes, thesaurus, word games, translator and quotations.   Visit at: http://dictionary.com  

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