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Online Resources. Melanie Olson, Professional Development, ESU #2 mlolson@esu2.org. Using Online Resources. Follow your district technology guidelines Refer to the privacy policy and terms of agreement.

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online resources

Online Resources

Melanie Olson, Professional Development, ESU #2 mlolson@esu2.org

using online resources
Using Online Resources
  • Follow your district technology guidelines
    • Refer to the privacy policy and terms of agreement.
    • It is the classroom teachers responsibility to ensure the resource meets your district guidelines.
    • All resources should be reviewed by the classroom teacher before students are allowed to use them.
    • Some resources are appropriate for teachers to use for instruction but not for students to use independently.
using on line resources
Using On-line Resources
  • Questions to consider
    • Does this resource align with your curriculum?
    • Are advertisements displayed on the site? What is being advertised?
    • Is a K-12 license available, if so how do you apply?
    • Does the resource require a log-in?
    • Who is the creator of the resource?
      • EasyWhoIs: www.easywhois.com/ or www.domaintools.com (advanced)
      • The Wayback Machine: www.archive.org
      • Fact Checking: http://www.factchecked.org
scope of tonight
Scope of tonight
  • Resources into two categories: general usage and content specific
  • Resources that can be used with only a computer and internet connection
  • Free
  • Limited practice time tonight
  • Small snapshot of resources available
resources at esu 2
Resources at ESU #2
  • ESU #2, www.esu2.org, go to Media Center
  • Gale: password ESU2
    • Research, multimedia
  • World Book: Username is: neneb Password is: world
    • Go to World Book advanced and then my research
    • Create an account to house research information notes 
  • Visual Thesaurus: go to http://nnnc.visualthesaurus.com
    • IP addresses already put in, if using at school shouldn’t need a password
    • Great for vocabulary, text analysis, and roots/prefixes/suffixes
general resources
General Resources
  • NASA
  • www.nasa.gov
  • Multiple Earth/Space Resources
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General Resources
  • Weather Report for Kids
  • http://kidsweatherreport.com/
  • Pre-K to 1st grade
  • No reading required
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General Resources
  • National Science Digital Library
  • http://nsdl.org/
  • K-12 various content
  • Multi-media
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General Resources
  • Access Excellence, The National Health Museum
  • http://www.accessexcellence.org/
  • Focus on health topics
  • Ads on site
  • Check out readability.com to change look of sites
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General Resources
  • Nova online
  • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/
  • Go to teacher information site
  • Multi-media
  • Varied Content
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General Resources
  • Folding at Home, Stanford Project
  • http://folding.stanford.edu/
  • Protein folding project
    • To understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases
  • Help scientists work
  • Background research/reading required
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General Resources
  • Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
  • http://www.cilc.org/search.aspx
  • The only resource that costs money
  • Classes, talk with a dr., watch a surgery, etc.
  • Search by topic
  • Go through your DL room or cart
  • Contact your local technology coordinator if you are interested in a class.
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General Resources
  • Virtual Microscope
  • http://www.udel.edu/biology/ketcham/microscope/#1
  • Microscope introduction or review
  • Parts of a microscope
  • Proper usage
  • Example slides
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General Resources
  • Houghton Mifflin: K-6 Science Simulations
  • http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmsc/content/simulation/
  •  Short simulations of elementary Science topics
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General Resources
  • Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new
  • Secondary
  • Varied topics
  • Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science
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General Resources
  • Gameaquarium
  • http://www.gamequarium.com/
  • K-6 Science Games
  • Multi-media resources
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General Resources
  • Chemistry Experiment Simulations and Conceptual Computer Animations
  • Chemical Education Research Group, Iowa State
  • http://www.chem.iastate.edu/group/Greenbowe/sections/projectfolder/simDownload/index4.html#electrochem
  • For Secondary, some simulations very complex
  • Short animations showing various chemistry concepts
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General Resources
  • Lawrence Hall of Science
  • http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/arcade/index.html
  • Elementary Science games
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General Resources
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Resources for learning
  • http://www.amnh.org/education/resources/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=CampaignMonitor&utm_content=130687184&utm_campaign=BacktoSchool&utm_term=ResourcesforLearning
  • Browse by topic
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General Resources
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Science Bulletins
  • http://www.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=CampaignMonitor&utm_content=130687184&utm_campaign=BacktoSchool&utm_term=ScienceBulletins
  • Current Events
  • Current Research about the natural world
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General Resources
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Ology
  • http://www.amnh.org/ology/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=CampaignMonitor&utm_content=130687184&utm_campaign=BacktoSchool&utm_term=OLogy
  • Choose an -ology
  • Kid friendly language and pictures to understand various areas of Science
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General Resources
  • Genetics from University of Utah
  • Drugs alter brains pathways
  • Mouse Party
  • http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/drugs/mouse.html
  • Interactive genetics study
  • Animated
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General Resources
  • Motion Mountain
  • http://www.motionmountain.net/contents.html
  • Free on-line physics textbook
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General Resources
  • Dynamic Periodic Table
  • http://www.ptable.com/
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General Resources
  • Scitable, by Nature Education
  • http://www.nature.com/scitable
  • Collaborative learning space for science
  • On-line library
  • Focus on Genetics, Cell Biology, Ecology
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General Resources
  • Edheads
  • http://edheads.org/
  • Interactive online experiments
  • Varied topics, simple machines, weather, car crashes, virtual hip resurfacing, and more
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General Resources
  • NeoK12, education videos, lessons and games
  • http://www.neok12.com/
  • Videos, lessons and games
  • Physical, Life, Earth/Space
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General Resources
  • Story of Stuff project
  • http://www.storyofstuff.com/
  • Video
  • Environmental Science
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General Resources
  • Khan Academy
  • http://www.khanacademy.org/
  • Extensive collection of video lessons
  • Some lessons are available through itunes U also
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General Resources
  • Wordle
  • http://www.wordle.net/
  • Create word clouds
  • Words that appear most frequently in a text appear larger
  • Customize
  • Save and print
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General Resources
  • Encyclopedia of Life
  • http://www.eol.org/
  • Life Science
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General Resources
  • Alien Juice Bar
  • http://sv.berkeley.edu/showcase/flash/juicebar.html
  • Basic Chemistry simulations
  • Animated
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General Resources
  • Brainpop
  • http://www.brainpop.com/
  • Need to log in, free
  •  Varied resources
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General Resources
  • Exploratorium
  • http://www.exploratorium.edu/index.php
  • Varied topics
  • Multimedia
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General Resources
  • Cool Science for Curious Kids
  • http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/forkids/
  • Biology
  • Microscopic World
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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General Resources
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • http://www.exploratorium.edu/index.php
  • K-6
  • Hands on astronomy activities
  • Everyday Classroom Tools section has strategies for implementing inquiry based curriculum
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General Resources
  • ScIslands
  • http://www.questacon.edu.au/scislands/subjects.html
  • 100’s hands on Activities
  • All ages
  • Varied Content
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General Resources
  • Biology in Motion
  • http://www.BiologyinMotion.com/
  •  Animation, Simulation, Cartoons
  • Mini-lectures
  • Interactive Quiz
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General Resources
  • Reconstructors
  • http://reconstructors.rice.edu/
  •  Grades 6-12
  •  Rice University
  • Medical Mysteries
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General Resources
  • Virtual Frog Dissection
  • http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs/BL_16/BL_16.html
  •  Biology
announcements
Announcements
  • Please follow all technology guidelines at your district
  • Please preview all websites before directing students to them
  • If you have any suggestions for resources please let me know and I will add them to our wiki
  • If a link is not working let me know
  • If the site has inaccurate or inappropriate information let me know and I will remove it from our list
  • Melanie Olson, mlolson@esu2.org
thanks
Thanks
  • Thanks to the following people for suggesting online resources:
    • Sheree Person-Pandil, ESU #3
    • Deb Paulman, ESU #16
    • Rick Williams, ESU #2
    • Diane Wolfe, ESU #2
    • Amanda Marshall, Millard Public Schools
    • Jerry Olson, Millard Public Schools
    • Jason Larsen, Mead Public Schools
    • SDA GEMS 2008-2010, 21st Century Skills Group