It has been quite some time since I last posted here at HIT. Since returning to the classroom last fall I have been busy educating the youth of America, at least those that set foot in Room 100 at Adams Middle School. Our journey together is almost finished in terms of the school year, and we have some evidence to show for it online. Our American History site can be found at oxpower.org in all its glory. There are several student projects shared on the home page for your viewing pleasure. The resources that we use on a daily basis are found mostly via the “Agenda” links in the right hand column, and here you can see all sorts of practice that has been going on on a daily basis. I hope my students are ready to go to the high school. I feel like they are getting there, but I also know it will be a whole new “ballgame” for them. I think they are ready for high school social studies…
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Inference – Online Resources
Simply put, an inference is also known as reading between the lines. The reader must put together the information the author provides and the information that the reader already knows to come up with the answer.
Lesson Plans (K-12):
Logic Problems (K-12):
Middle School Activities:
High School Activities:
Our school district has an extensive collection of VHS educational videos that are being retired. With the incredible online video resources that exist, it was only a matter of time before we began the move to digital video resources. Nevertheless, it takes time to discover quality online video that embeds into one’s curriculum. The following are a few sites that I have found to be very useful. Of course, the best videos would be the one’s you let your students make!!!
Sixty Symbols: If you are looking for great science videos, you will find them here! The University of Nottingham has all kinds of great videos on many subjects including this language arts gem – Words of the World.
Khan Academy: Especially great Math and Science videos!
National Writing Project (YouTube site): “The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation’s educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.”
Snag Learning: “SnagLearning is dedicated to presenting high-quality documentary films as educational tools to ignite meaningful discussion within the learning community.”
WatchKnow: “Hundreds of thousands of great short videos, and other media, explaining every topic taught to school kids,” with a handy age filter.
Over three years ago I began collecting internet safety and digital citizenship resources to share with staff in my school district. I have created a new blog that brings these resources together for all to use: Cyber Smart Corner. The information is divided by grade level, and includes secondary resources appropriate for middle and high school aged students (UPDATE 9/21/2010 I have now added a specific “high school” category). Please add additional resources to the “Comments” post on the site.