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New Year’s Resources The New Year is a great time for setting goals, reflecting, looking ahead, and making some resolutions! This website of reviewed resources offers ideas to incorporate New Year’s activities in the regular curriculum. Whether you focus on a specific activity or simply share these for enrichment outside of class, your students will find some refreshing new ideas! http://www.teachersfirst.com/holiday/newyear.cfm

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This is a website where you can find lesson plans, classroom materials, and instructional resources from high performing teachers. You can browse through thousands of documents, presentations, lessons, units and courses. http://betterlesson.com/


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Hot Stuff: and other things! Teach what you know, learn what you don’t know! This website allows you to create and share amazing video lessons with your iPad or browser. You can create your own videos or share videos that others have created.

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.”

Goalbook empowers teachers to adapt instruction using research-based strategies. The online toolkit of learning goals and teaching strategies, along with their best-in-class professional development, empowers teachers to adapt instruction for special populations.

This website has a plethora of resources regarding physical education, health, fitness, nutrition, and athletics.

Lessonopoly The Silicon Valley Education Foundation and Gooru have partnered to host Lessonopoly content on the Gooru site. Gooru is a free search engine for learning that makes it easy for teachers to discover educational content, organize it into learning playlists, and teach and share it with students to study. Gooru indexes over ten million online resources, making it easy to discover topic relevant and standardsaligned content. Gooru lets you save your favorite resources into sharable playlists

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that you can assign to your students. Gooru is a non-profit organization with the mission to honor the human right to education. Over 5,000 lesson plans from Lessonopoly can now be found on Gooru, including the popular lesson plans on the: Science of NFL Football, Science of the Olympic Winter Games, and SVEF's Stepping Up To Algebra! We recognize that there are a number of websites with lesson plans and we want to make it easier for you to find what you need for the classroom so that students have a great learning experience! Lesson plans have been placed onto the Gooru Les-

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sonopoly partner page and are also searchable via the main search engine. http://lessonopoly.org/


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Phet Interactive Simulations PhET provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena for free. To help students visually comprehend concepts, PhET simulations animate what is invisible to the eye through the use of graphics and intuitive controls such as click-and-drag manipulation, sliders and radio buttons. In order to further encourage quantitative exploration, the simulations also offer measurement instruments including rulers, stop-watches, voltmeters and thermometers. As the user manipulates these interactive tools, responses are immediately animated thus effectively illustrating cause-and-effect relationships as well as multiple linked representations (motion of the objects, graphs, number readouts, etc.) To ensure educational effectiveness and usability, all of the simulations are extensively tested and evaluated. These tests include student interviews in addition to actual utilization of the simulations in a variety of settings, including lectures, group work, homework and lab work. All PhET simulations are freely available from the PhET website and are easy to use and incorporate into the classroom. They are written in Java and Flash, and can be run using a standard web browser as long as Flash and Java are installed.

Online CPR Courses This website allows you to take CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen Training online for a minimal cost. The courses enable you to learn in your preferred learning modality whether it be reading, listening, or watching. After you complete a course you are able to print your own certificate of completion.


Library newsletter january 2014