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10 Free Things for Teaching About the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 22nd Winter Olympics will be held February 6-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, the sports, the athletes and more with these lessons, activities, videos and reference materials.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

20 Free iPad Apps for Educators

A variety of teaching and learning materials to access from your iPad.

Lesson Plan

4-H Robotics Curriculum

Activities for students in fourth grade and beyond.

Lesson Plan

92Y/The Paris Review: Interview Series

This site maintains an audio and video archive of interviews with writers, musicians, artists, scientists, and experts in other fields. Teachers and students across the curriculum can find resources by keyword, topic, date, artist or speaker.

Background Reading; Multimedia

A Plus Math

This site offers math practice games for students - addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, algebra (Matho, Concentration, Hidden pictures, and Planet Blaster).

Multimedia

A Sightseer’s Guide to Engineering

This virtual field trip takes students through each of the 50 states to visit engineering projects. The resource could support social studies or STEM classes.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Access, Analyze, Act: From Economic Theory to Financial Reality

This web site is designed to help students dive deeper into today’s economy and to see how it affects their lives. From PBS Teachers.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom supports state programs for PreK-12 teachers and their students to improve agricultural literacy.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

American Mathematical Society: Career Information

Find information on careers in mathematical research and education as well as careers applying math in the sciences, business, finance, manufacturing, communications, and engineering.

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Annenberg Learner’s Interactives

22 learning modules from Annenberg Learner provide activities that improve skills in math, science, language, history, and arts. Though a few resources are aimed at elementary students, most are intended for secondary.

Learning Game

Architect Studio 3D

Students in grades 5-8 design houses and share them with others. They explore architecture and learn about Frank Lloyd Wright's life and work while gaining practice in subject skills.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Art, Big Numbers & Mass Consumption

Artist Chris Jordan creates large-scale works of art that make statements about the social repercussions of mass consumerism. Educators will find these works of art useful in helping students understand big numbers, consumerism, and conceptual art.

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Arts Across the Curriculum

Our hand-picked resources for all grades help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

Themed Package

Arts Across the Curriculum, Grades 6-8

Our hand-picked resources for grades 6-8help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

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Arts Across the Curriculum, Grades 9-12

Our hand-picked resources for grades 9-12 help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

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Arts Across the Curriculum, Grades K-5

Our hand-picked resources for grades K-5 help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

Themed Package

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

The Authentic Assessment Toolbox is a resource to help K-12 teachers, especially new teachers, create authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

Beginner’s Guide to Aeronautics

This collection of beginner’s guides covers a broad range of individual topics related to flying and aeronautics: the flight of baseballs, kites, planes, rockets and more. Each guide offers animations, interactives, activities and simulators.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Brainingcamp

This web site has a growing number of free middle school math animated lessons and interactive activities.

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Bulletin Board Ideas

We recommend four Web sites where you can find bulletin board ideas and themes, cutouts, templates, activity ideas, and more. Plus, find out what kind of supplies you’ll need and how to acquire them.

Printable; Tool

Careers at NASA

Learn about jobs at NASA. Meet scientists, technical experts, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, accountants, attorneys, astronauts, educators, pilots, astronomers, and experts in many other fields.

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Celebrate the 100th Day of School

Whenever it happens in your school, here are 100 activities, resources, and suggestions to help your elementary students get excited about mathematics!

Lesson Plan

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Statisticians

Learn how statisticians apply their skills to different health projects.

Multimedia; Tool

Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum maintains twelve online exhibits on a variety of topics related to the history of computing.

Background Reading

Cooper-Hewitt Educator Resources

The National Design Museum offers 420+ free lesson plans. Design a new playground or t-shirt. Practice map-making and vocabulary skills to design a treasure map. Use geometry to create a new font. Plus much more. (YouTube videos included).

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