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Shore Regional High School

March 2013 William J. Valenti Educational Media Specialist

Teacher Edition

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YAM! SHAZAM! March is “Youth Art Month” and Shore Regional High School Art Department will be hosting a Teacher’s Discovery Traveling Exhibit featuring the fascinating paintings of Salvador Dalí, “the father of Surrealism.” The students and staff will enjoy the giant reproductions during the week of March 4-8. The exhibit, featuring Galatea of the Spheres, will celebrate Art, the Spanish language, culture and history. Enjoy art around the school that week and pick up your student made WEBSITES EMAILED BYart in the form of buttons as a special treat honoring youth art. WILLIAM J. VALENTI By Grace-Anne Bertolami

SHORE’S RED CROSS CLUB The Shore Regional Red Cross Club supports several different organizations that are relevant in today’s society. In October we support Antiviolence Week. This is done by creating posters pertinent to the theme & hand out red beads & stickers during lunches. Also in October, we support Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Students & faculty are encouraged to wear pink on the selected day, pins are sold, and stickers are distributed during lunches. Money raised is sent to the local American Cancer Society re: Breast Cancer. In November we have collected supplies for care packages for troops overseas. The supplies are given to the Shore-based nonprofit ARMS (American Recreational Military Services). In February, the Red Cross Club supports the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Day. Students and staff are encouraged to wear red on the selected day, “red dress pins” are sold, and stickers are given out during lunches. Money raised is sent to the American Heart Association. The Red Cross Club organizes the annual blood drive in the spring. Also during the Spring, money raised from several bake sales is sent to the “Pennies for Patients” fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Participation in Shore Regional High School’s Red Cross club raises the students’ awareness to the needs of others in our community and increases their body of knowledge regarding wellness & social concerns in our world. By Trish Smith


Art/Music The History of Music Told in Seven Rapidly Illustrated Minutes ~ From Open Culture Hear Gertrude Stein Read Works Inspired by Matisse, Picasso, and T.S. Eliot (1934) ~ From Open Culture

Teaching Art Online and Other Art Talks on Google+ ~ From Free Technology for Teachers

English EASYDEFINE This is a terrific site for uploading a list of words to get their definition. However, what makes EasyDefine so great are various formats in where you can get your results such as: definitions, synonyms, flash cards, and quizzes. All which are ideal for learning your words. ~ From Technology Tidbits

Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction ~ From Open Culture “Nothing Good Gets Away”: John Steinbeck Offers Love Advice in a Letter to His Son (1958) ~ From Open Culture Download Eight Free Lectures onThe Hobbit by “The Tolkien Professor,” Corey Olsen download_eight_free_lectures_on_ithe_hobbiti_by_the_tolkien_professor_corey_olsen.html ~ From Open Culture


Create Animated Comics with Sketch Star�star/en/create/ Sketch Star from Miniclip is a fun and free tool for creating animated comics. On Sketch Star students can create draw animations from scratch or use pre-made shapes and characters. Students build their animations frame by frame. Each frame appears in a timeline that can be altered by dragging and dropping the frames into different sequences. The length of time that each frame is displayed can be adjusted too. Completed projects can be saved online. ~ From Free Technology for Teachers

Create Image-based Quizzes with ImageQuiz

ImageQuiz is a new service that allows you to create quizzes based on any images that you own or find online. When people take your quizzes on ImageQuiz they answer your questions by clicking on the part of the picture that answers each question. For example, if you uploaded a picture of a map you could write questions that ask users to click on states, cities, or countries. ~ From Free Technology for Teachers - Host and Join Webinars on Any Device is a service that allows you to host webinars that can be accessed from any laptop, desktop, or tablet (including iPad) that has a web browser. does not require you to install any special software nor does it use Flash or Java. When you create your account on you can pick a name and URL for your room. That name and URL can be yours for as long as you like and as many times as you like within the limitations of your account's time limitations. In meetings you can share your desktop, your webcam, and transfer files to attendees ~ From Free Technology for Teachers has a free plan that allows you to have three people join each of your meetings. And you have 500 minutes of meeting time in that free account. 5 Apps and Sites for Creating Animations Sketch Star from Miniclip is a fun and free tool for creating animated comics. On Sketch Star students can create draw animations from scratch or use pre-made shapes and characters. Students build their animations frame by frame. Each frame appears in a timeline that can be altered by dragging and dropping the frames into different sequences. The length of time that each frame is displayed can be adjusted too. Completed projects can be saved online. Stop Frame Animator from Culture Street is a neat tool for creating animated stop motion movies. Creating your animated stop motion video is a simple drag and drop process on Stop Frame Animator. To get started creating your stop motion video select a background scene then drag your characters into place. While you have nine background scenes to choose from, the only characters you can use are wooden manikins. You can position the manikins' arms and legs in every scene. After choosing your scene and characters you can add some other props like chairs and beach balls. And if you want you can add sound effects and music to your video by selecting them from the Stop Frame Animator gallery. Animation Desk is an iPad app (free and premium versions available) for creating short, animated videos. The app allows you to create drawings using just your finger on your iPad's screen. In the free version of the app (the version that I tried) you can create up to 50 scenes in each of your projects. In each scene you can include as little or as much as you want to draw on the canvas. There are a few different brush and pencil effects that you can use in your drawings. The opacity of the colors you choose can be altered too. When you have completed drawing all of your scenes hit the play button to watch your animation unfold. If you're happy with your animation you can export it to YouTube. Draw Island is a free online tool for creating drawings and simple GIF animations. Draw Island offers you your choice of four canvas sizes on which you can draw. Draw Island offers two canvas sizes for creating simple GIF animations. To use Draw Island just head to the site and select a drawing tool. You can draw free hand (or should I say free mouse?) or select pre-defined shapes to use in your images. When you're done drawing just click the save button to download your drawing or animation. Wideo is a service that allows anyone to create animated videos andCommon Craft-style videos online. You can create an animated video on Wideo by dragging and dropping elements into place in the Wideo editor then setting the sequence of animations. Each element can be re-used as many times as you like and the timing of the animation of each

image can individually adjusted. Wideo's stock elements include text, cartoons, and drawings. You can also upload your own images to use in your videos. ~ From Free Technology for Teachers Women’s History Month

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I Need A Pencil - Realistic SAT Prep I Need A Pencil is a free SAT preparation service provided by the CK-12 Foundation. The service provides students with 60 lessons and more than 800 SAT practice problems in math, writing, and critical reading. The lessons are based on questions that students typically encounter on the SAT. To track their own progress students can mark lessons as complete or as lessons to review again. After completing lessons students can jump to practice questions. Students can work through questions in the random mode or they can choose to only work with questions from one subject. To help students have a sense of how they might score on the SAT, I Need A Pencil tracks the questions that they have answered and projects a score based on practice problem answers. ~ From Free Technology for Teachers

Science 50 Years of Solar System Exploration

National Geographic and Bill Nye the Science Guy hosted a panel discussion with NASA scientists. The panel discussed the history of major developments over the last fifty years of space exploration. The half hour discussion was recorded ~ From Thinkfinity Good Resources for Learning About Space

NASA 360 NASA 360 is a series of videos about NASA's work. The episodes examine NASA's technological and scientific work. The episodes discuss how NASA's work is used not only in space exploration but also in elements of our modern everyday lives. The episodes can be downloaded from the NASA 360 page or viewed on Hulu. International Space Station In the 25 minute video below former commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams takes viewers on an in-depth tour of the International Space Station. In the video you'll get the answers to almost everything you may have wondered about regarding living in space for weeks or months at a time. Williams shows us the laboratories, the space suits for space walks, the kitchen, and the sleeping quarters. Williams even shows us the space station's "outhouse" and goes so far as to explain the different types of toilet paper on the space station. ~ From Free Technology for Teachers We Choose the Moon We Choose the Moon is a project put together by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. We Choose the Moon has eleven stages that viewers can follow as the mission progresses. If you visit We Choose the Moon you can explore image and video galleries capturing the sights and sounds of the lead-up to the launch. Included in these galleries are videos of President Kennedy talking about the goal of putting a man on the moon. ~ From Free Technology for Teachers NASA interactive timeline Planet Quest is actually three timelines combined into one. The three timelines cover technology, discovery, and culture as it relates to astronomy and space exploration. Each element on the timeline is narrated. Users can select individual elements on the timeline or choose autoplay to hear the narration of each item in sequence. ~ From Free Technology for Teachers

Is The 5-Second Rule True? And Other Interesting Science Videos VSauce is an interesting YouTube channel that I have followed for a while now. The videos published by VSauce explain the science and math that answers all kinds of fun and interesting questions like "is the 5 second rule true?" "where is the most dangerous place on Earth?" and "will we ever visit other stars?" ~ From Free Technology for Teachers A Crash Course in Chemistry

xAlB4WWHlUI/a-crash-course-in-chemistry.html ~ From Free Technology for Teachers Watch Physics Demonstrations and More on MIT Tech TV MIT Tech TV is a collection of thousands videos produced by students and faculty at MIT. The videos are arranged into more than 600 collections covering topics in engineering, education, science, the humanities, and more. You can view the videos online and most of them are available to download. Roughly 300 of the MIT Tech TV videos are also available on a YouTube channel of the same name. There are a couple of playlists within the channel that could be of interest to high school and middle school science teachers.MIT Engineering K-12 is a set of twenty-six videos in which MIT students explain and demonstrate things like gas pressure, gravity, Boyle's Law, and the shape of sound waves MIT Physics Demonstrations is a playlist of 44 short demonstrations. The videos don't have narration, just the demonstration. The explanation of the principle demonstrated is found in the description below each video. ~ From Free Technology for Teachers

Social Studies  TIMELINES.TV is a nice little resource for history teachers to bookmark and share with their students. On you can find six timelines of important eras in U.S. and European history. Each timeline includes short (3-10 minute) videos about people and events in the era. The timelines also include pictures and short text descriptions. The six timelines currently available are A History of Britain, The American West, Medicine Through Time, American Voices, The Edwardians, and Nazi Germany. More timelines appear to planned for publication in the future. ~ From Free Technology for Teachers Go Social Studies Go

is essentially a series of multimedia books about common social studies topics. The site is divided into four main sections; World Geography, World Religions, World History, and U.S. History. Within each section is a series of booklets containing text, pictures, videos, and links to additional resources. ~ From Free Technology for Teachers

A Free Dictionary of Historical Terms, People, and Events

History Today offers a nice resource for quickly looking up definitions of terms frequently used in history texts, mini-biographies, and short summaries of historical events. The Historical Dictionary contains hundreds of concise entries. You can search for explanations of terms and events or search for minibiographies by entering your query into the Historical Dictionary search engine. You can also browse the dictionary in alphabetical order. Each entry includes links to related entries and further reading suggestions. ~ From Free Technology for Teachers Locate Free History Lesson Plans and Interactive Media Through Smithsonian's History Explorer The Smithsonian's History Explorer is packed with lesson plans, interactive media, and reference pages for teachers and students. Using the search tools teachers can find lesson plans for every K-12 grade aligned to national standards for U.S. History. Teachers can search for lesson plans and other materials by grade level, resource type, historical era, and cross-curricular connections. ~ From Free Technology for Teachers

The VIBE March 2013 Teacher Edition  
The VIBE March 2013 Teacher Edition  

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