May 2015– http://teachinghistory.org/best-practices/using-primary-sources/24490– It can be time-consuming to find and prepare primary sources for your lessons. On each of the below sites, you will find primary sources that address multiple topics in U.S. History
April 2015– https://www.icivics.org/– Icivics is a website that has worksheets, lesson plans, online games for students to learn about the United States government (all levels).
March 2015– https://sheg.stanford.edu/rlh– Reading Like a Historian- curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. (World and US History, higher level).
February 2015– http://blabberize.com/– Blabberize- using a picture of a person from history and animate it so that the person delivers a message to the students for you)
December 2015– https://getkahoot.com/ – Kahoot is an online trivia game that students can participate in. The teacher creates the quiz using multiple choice questions, videos and pictures can also be used to ask questions. There are also pre-created quizzes that can be used. Once the teacher creates the quiz students are able to participate by using their phones, ipads/tablets/computers to answer the questions. Students get points by answering correctly and quickly. This is a great review game!
November 2015-www.voki.com – Thank you Meghan Cremean from Toledo High School for bringing this website to my attention! Voki allows you or your students to create a historical character and bring it to life. You are allowed to pick a person, change their clothes and background, and then type out a message for them to deliver. Have your Voki creation give directions to an activity, or have the students create their own Voki to educate their classmates about a famous person in history! **This is a free website, but there is also an upgrade option which is for a cost.
October 2015–https://www.educanon.com/ – This website allows you to download videos from Youtube and Teachertube and create your own questions that go along with the video. The video will pause its self and ask the students any short response question or multiple choice question that you create. Since everything is happen (video playing, questions being asked, and answer given) in one place it creates a seamless quality activity.
September 2015– http://www.isidewith.com/ Thank you Jenna Salupo from Cleveland High School for submitting this website! As the 2016 election race has already been making headlines, it is a great time to get our students involved in their world today. The website above allows students to take a quiz about their stances on current issues.
Student will answer questions about economic issues, immigration, domestic policy, electoral issues, healthcare, foreign policy, education issues, social issues, and environmental issues. They have a simple yes/no answer or other which will display more specific answers. Students will also rank how important the issue is to them. If they are not sure where they stand on an issue they can click the “learn more” button next to the question to get more information so that they can make an informed decision. After the students answer all of the questions they are matched with the candidate that most represents their beliefs/values. They can also see where they match with all candidates. This website is unique because it does not just link the students with a party, but an actual candidate!
March 2015: http://ed.ted.com/lessons Select your subject and find which short, fun history video that connects to your topic. The video also included follow up questions, more information for those curious students, and guided questions for the lesson. Sign up for free to create your own lesson and see everything that the website has to offer!
November: http://betterlesson.com/ Sign up for free and search for lesson plans, activities, and worksheets create by other teachers. It works in the same way that sharemylesson.com operates. Teachers can filter the responses by grade level and by subject.
September/October: http://www.sharemylesson.com/ Sign up with this website and find all new teacher made resources. Unlike Teachers Pay Teacher, these educators have put their work online for free. Search for a topic and filter by age group, there are activities, PowerPoints, test preps, and lesson plans.
March: The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. The website offers more than 100 free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level. The Zinn Education Project is coordinated by two non-profit organizations, Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change.
February: The PBS website is a great place to find articles, videos, and activities for your classroom. Simply sign up for a free account and have a multitude of resources at your finger tips for all levels and subjects of history!
January: A FREE site called Edmodo. The site allows you to communicate with other educators and also your students. Students can post projects, reports, or homework to the classroom site that the teacher creates. Teachers will be added to a feed where they can interact with other teachers about projects or assignments and also post their best practices. Great resources available here!!!