October 25th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Follow The Leader by ESL-KIDS

Elementary School Resource

Follow The Leader by ESL-KIDS

In this activity, students line up behind the teacher and follow the teacher’s actions. Use as a review for identifying and chorusing classroom objects or acting out actions. Give the students a chance to lead.

Related NY State Academic Standards: ESL.E.PK-1.4.1.2, ESL.E.PK-1.4.1.4, ESL.E.PK-1.4.1.6, and more!

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October 22nd, 2021

High School Resource: Getting the News

High School Resource

Getting the News

In this activity, students read newspapers and record, discuss, and present to the class the Top 10 newsmakers of the week.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS, CDOS.I.1, CDOS.I.1.1.B, and more!

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October 20th, 2021

Middle School Resource: What Shall I Be?

Middle School Resource

What Shall I Be?

In this activity, students will research the job market through the Internet.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS, CDOS.I.1, CDOS.I.1.1, and more!

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October 18th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Flat Stanley Goes to Work

Elementary School Resource

Flat Stanley Goes to Work

In this activity, students will increase their awareness of the types of jobs available to them in the future and the skills necessary to perform them.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS, CDOS.I.1, CDOS.I.1.1, and more!

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October 15th, 2021

High School Resource: Area vs. Perimeter of a Triangle by Math Open Reference

High School Resource

Area vs. Perimeter of a Triangle by Math Open Reference

This interactive web-based resource shows the relationship between the perimeter and area of a triangle. It shows that a triangle with a constant perimeter does not have a constant area.

The user is given a triangle with one changeable vertex and a constant perimeter. As you drag the vertex, it is clear that the area changes, even though the perimeter remains constant. The user is also provided the option of viewing the path traced by the dragged vertex and see that it forms an ellipse. A link is provided to take the user to a page where this effect is exploited to construct an ellipse with string and pins.

This web page can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector. After use in the classroom, students can access it again from any web browser at home or in the library with no login required.

Related NY State Academic Standards: G-C.5, G-GMD.1, and MST3.A1.G.1!

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October 13th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Right Triangle Side Squares by The Shodor Foundation

Middle School Resource

Right Triangle Side Squares by The Shodor Foundation

This interactive web-based resource helps students to visualize the Pythagorean Theorem. Students change the length of a side of a right triangle and, by doing so, they change the area of the squares adjoining each of the triangle’s sides.
Related NY State Academic Standards: 8.G.7, G-SRT.8, and MST3.7.G.6!

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October 11th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Obtuse Angles by Math Open Reference

Elementary School Resource

Obtuse Angles by Math Open Reference

This interactive web-based resource demonstrates obtuse angles (those between 90 and 180 degrees). The web page presents an angle (initially obtuse) that the user can adjust by dragging the endpoints of the line segments forming the angle. As it changes, it shows the angle measure and a message that indicates which type of angle it is. The message and angle measures can be turned off to facilitate classroom discussion. The text on the page has links to other related pages defining each angle type in depth.

This web page can be enlarged to full-screen size for use with a classroom projector. After use in the classroom, students can access it again from any web browser at home or in the library with no login required.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 4.G.1!

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October 8th, 2021

High School Resource: Writing Whimsical Dialogues

High School Resource

Writing Whimsical Dialogues

In this activity, students will write dialogues in the subject areas and demonstrate knowledge in various subject areas in relation to a specific topic.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.2.1.B, CDOS.C.3a.TS.2.A, CDOS.C.3a.MI.6.A, and more!

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October 6th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Writing Example Paragraphs by ECSDM

Middle School Resource

Writing Example Paragraphs by ECSDM

This lesson will teach students to write example paragraphs. The term “example paragraph” refers to a paragraph where the supporting sentences provide examples of the subject/idea described in the topic sentence.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.6.1.b, W.6.2, W.6.2.a, and more!

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October 4th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Celebration of Writing

Elementary School Resource

Celebration of Writing

In this activity, students will experience the roles of being a published author and illustrator.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.2.3, W.2.5, W.2.11, and more!

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