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  • Thinkfinity, sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, offers teachers thousands of lesson plans and activities gathered from nine fantastic content partners! The lessons can be searched by subject, key word, resource type, content partner and/or common core standard. Resources span the K-12 curriculum, so there's sure to be an integration idea for every teacher!

  • Content Partners:
    • National Geographic Education – Multimedia activities, photo and video galleries, reference libraries, and interactive mapping and collaboration tools for geography, social studies and science classrooms.

    • AAAS ScienceNetLinks –Science Lessons and Tools for K-12 Education
      • Sample Resource:
      • The Science of Weather – A collection of materials focusing on different types of weather and the natural forces that cause them.

    • econedlink – Economics and Personal Finance Resources for K-12 Education
      • Sample Resource:
      • Credit – Video, lessons and interactives to teach students about the concept of credit.

    • readwritethink – Tons of lessons, activities and interactives to promote literacy across the K-12 curriculum
      • Sample Resources:
      • Cube Creator –Use this activity as a postreading and/or prewriting activity to help students synthesize what they have learned. Includes four options: Bio, Mystery, Story or Create-Your-Own.
      • Comic Creator – Create original comics for or as part of more structural learning activities: planning writing activities, before- and after-reading activities, and responding to books.

    • Smithsonian's History Explorer – Lessons, activities, interactives, media, museum artifacts and online resources for teaching and learning American History
      • Sample Resources:
      • Elections – Help students understand the voting process and the importance of elections with these lessons and online exhibitions on the presidency, history of voting rights, and more.
      • Be A Movie DirectorIn this interactive game, students develop research skills and explore the Museum's collections as they create a movie using images from an online image database.

    • EDSITEment! – The Best of the Humanities (Art & Culture, Foreign Language, History & Social Studies, Literature & Language Arts) on the Web!

    • Illuminations – Resources for teaching PreK-12 Mathematics
      • Sample Resources:
      • Fraction Game – Explore relationships among fractions while playing an interactive game.
      • A Tale of Two Stories – Using The Three Little Pigs and Cinderella to recognize similar characteristics.

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  • Discovery Education, a cool place where you will find find instructional content, resources, tools, professional development, and assessment services designed to help you accelerate student achievement.

  • Website www.discoveryeducation.com
    • Free Teacher ResourcesFree classroom resources for all grades and all subjects.
    • Free Student ResourcesFree homework help, games, web math help and much more.
    • Toyota Teen Driver – The new interactive road distraction challenge from Toyota and Discovery Education will help you practice your driving skills and see how you handle distracting scenarios, such as sending text messages, changing a radio station or drinking a soda. You will learn the consequences of your actions.
    • 3M ScienceThe Science of everyday life.
    • Explore the BlueOnline Games and learning about the water.

  • 40+ DE Curricular Integration Ideas (Google Doc): Click here.
  • Additional Documentation:

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Jamie Forshey
Instructional Technology Coach/Teacher
Bellwood-Antis School District
Email: jlf@blwd.k12.pa.us
Cool Tools Blog: http://edutech4teachers.edublogs.org
Tech Integration Wiki: http://jf20.wikispaces.com

Lori Lochran
Instructional Technology Coach/Teacher
Avella School District
Email: lochranl@gmail.com
Classroom Wikispace: http://lochranl.wikispaces.com