Shore Regional High School
November 2013 William J. Valenti Educational Media Specialist
The Information Geek
Valenti’s Information Bulletin Essentials
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Fakebook allows students and teachers to create imaginary profile pages for study purposes. Use Fakebook to chart the plot of a book, the development of a character a series of historical events and so on.
EDUCANON-Create, Assign and Track Flipped Lesson Progress http://educanon.com Educanon is a free service. To create lessons start by identifying a topic and objective by searching YouTube and Vimeo within the Educanon site. Once you’ve found a suitable video you can build multiple choice questions throughout the timeline of your chosen video. You can create as many lessons as you like.
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Child Study Team Summarize This http://www.summarizethis.com is a free tool that summarizes the main points of long articles that you find on the web. To use Summarize This you just copy and paste into the “summarize box” and click summarize. A summary of the text then appears above the original text that you copied. ~From Free Technology for Teachers
English The Pit and the Pendulum Rap http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/t/0/0/freetech4teachers/~www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/10/the-pit-and-pendulumrap.html ~ From Free Technology for Teachers 10 Figures of Speech Illustrated by Monty Python: Paradiastole, Epanorthosis, Syncatabasis & More
http://www.openculture.com/2013/10/10-figures-of-speech-illustrated-by-monty-python-paradiastole-epanorthosissyncatabasis-more.html ~From Open Culture The Online Emily Dickinson Archive Makes Thousands of the Poet’s Manuscripts Freely Available http://www.openculture.com/2013/10/the-online-emily-dickinson-archive.html ~ From Open Culture Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg & Margaret Mead Explain the Meaning of “Beat” in Rare 1950s Audio Clips
http://www.openculture.com/2013/10/jack-kerouac-allen-ginsberg-margaret-mead-explain-the-meaning-of-beat-in-rare-1950saudio-clips.html ~ From Open Culture
Free Audio: Bryan Cranston,Breaking Bad Star, Reads First Chapter of The Things They Carried http://www.openculture.com/2013/10/bryan-cranston-reads-the-things-they-carried.html ~ From Open Culture
Poems about Teaching and Teachers http://nea.org/tools/lessons/56875.htm Poems about Teaching and Teachers is a Poetry Foundation resource or grades 9-12 that includes poems and essays written by veteran teachers on teaching poetry.... ~ From NEA 10 Free Things
Faculty A Short Guide to Using Google Books for Research http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/t/0/0/freetech4teachers/~www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/10/a-short-guide-to-using-googlebooks-for.html ~ From Free Technology for Teachers
Download Vintage Film Posters in High-Res: From The Philadelphia Story to Attack of the Crab Monsters http://www.freevintageposters.com/ ~ From Open Culture Great Source for Lesson Plans for All Subjects from NEA http://www.nea.org/tools/lesson-plan-search.html just put in the specifics (ex. Romeo and Juliet or gene mutation) and lesson plans will come up ~from NEA
Science Create Virtual Chemical Reactions on Your iPad or Android Tablet http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/freetech4teachers/cGEY/~3/WVu9Ev4fT7Q/create-virtual-chemical-reactions-on.html nd Industry, Chicago. This free iPad app allows students to virtually create chemical reactions. To create the reactions students simply drag elements from the periodic table to the “reaction area.” The app features suggested reactions to help students get started. In all there are nearly 300 chemical reactions supported on the app. The app includes pictures and videos related to the reactions that students can virtually create on goREACT. ~ From Free Technology for Teachers 5 Fun Physics Games for Students http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/t/0/0/freetech4teachers/~www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/11/5-fun-physics-games-forstudents.html ~ From Free Technology for Teachers
The Science of American Football http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/t/0/0/freetech4teachers/~www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/11/the-science-of-americanfootball.html ~ From Free Technology for Teachers
Social Studies The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History http://nea.org/tools/lessons/56849.htm This website houses historical essays, multimedia, and lesson plans as well as more than 60,000 historical documents... A Crash Course On The Cold War http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/t/0/0/freetech4teachers/~www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C72ISMF_D0 S History. Episode 37 covers one of my favorite topics to teach, the Cold War. In thirteen minutes the video covers the origins of the Cold War, how the Cold War contributed to US involvement in Korea and Vietnam, and the Red Scare. Green concludes the video with a statement about how the Cold War shaped our thinking about the meaning of freedom. The statement is short and so could be the start of a good classroom conversation or the beginning of an essay assignment in which students explore how the Cold War influenced how we think about about freedom.