March 29th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Heads in the Clouds by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

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Elementary School Resource

Heads in the Clouds 

This learning experience is part of a unit on weather. As background knowledge, the students will have learned the answers to the following essential questions: What is weather?, Why is a thermometer useful and what information does it give?, and What are the steps in the water cycle?

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.3.ESS.2.3, MST2.E.IS.1.1, MST4.E.PS2.1

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March 24th, 2021

High School Resource: Small Group Writing by Teaching Channel

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High School Resource

Small Group Writing

The objective of the lesson in this video is to make small group writing effective and meaningful.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.9-10.1.a, W.9-10.1.b, W.9-10.5

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March 23rd, 2021

Middle School Resource: Power Writing – Writing to Inform by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

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Middle School Resource

Power Writing – Writing to Inform

Students will be learning to use writing techniques to write an organized logical paragraph when “Writing to Inform.”

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.5.2, W.5.2.a, W.5.2.b and more!

March 22nd, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Writing Practice Book, Enchanted Learning

Elementary School Resource

Writing Practice Book, Enchanted Learning

This site provides printable books to help students practice writing the letters of the alphabet. Words for each letter of the alphabet are also included on the page. A cover page can be printed out. This is appropriate for grades K-2. It can be used by parents and teachers. Books on a variety of topics are available as well.

Related NY State Academic Standards: L.1.1.a, ELA1.E.SW2G, ELA1.E.SW2G.02.10 

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March 17th, 2021

High School Resource: New Angles on Art by NGA

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High School Resource

New Angles on Art by NGA

Do art and math have anything in common? How do artists and architects use math to create their works? In these lessons, students will explore the intersection of math and art in the works of two artists and one architect for whom mathematical concepts (lines, angles, two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional polyhedra, fractions, ratios, and permutations) and geometric forms were fundamental.

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March 16th, 2021

Middle School Resource:  Math in Everyday Life: Angles in Physical Therapy

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Middle School Resource

Math in Everyday Life: Angles in Physical Therapy

Making the connection between real life and math in the classroom can be difficult. In this brief video, see how to make the connection. Students interview a physical therapist who tells them about the role of mathematics in his job. They examine his measurement tools and use a simple tool, called a goniometer, to measure angles of their own bodies. Students also find out about the academic background and working conditions of physical therapists.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.E.2.1.A, CDOS.E.3a.BS.1.A, CDOS.I.2.1.A and more!

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March 15th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Definition of an Angle by Math Open Reference

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Elementary School Resource

Definition of an Angle

This web page presents an angle that the user can adjust by dragging the end points of the line segments forming the angle. As the image 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. This page also discusses basic, but necessary vocabulary used in describing angles.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 4.MD.5, MST3.4.G.8

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March 10th, 2021

High School Resource: Engineering the Taj Mahal by History.com

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High School Resource

Engineering the Taj Mahal by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the engineering behind the Taj Mahal.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.6.1.b, SS.6.4, SS.6.4.a and more!

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March 9th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Bridges by Discovery Education

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Middle School Resource

Bridges by Discovery Education

Students will understand the following:

-Bridges are categorized into three primary types: suspension, beam, and arch.

-Each is designed and built according to certain principles of engineering.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.PS.2.2, MST4.I.PS5.1, MST4.I.PS5.2 and more!

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March 8th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Simple Machines

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Elementary School Resource

Simple Machines

This site provides descriptions and visuals of simple machines such as pulleys, levers, and inclined planes. Links to additional information is provided. This site features resources that contain PowerPoints, interactive websites and quizzes. These can be used to begin a unit on this topic or as a review for students.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.3.PS.2.1, MST4.E.PS5.1

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