Do you need an easy way to explore three dimensional shapes? Use this interative website to explore what defines a shape as three dimesional and what are polyhedras, prisms, and pyramids. Once you have explored what makes a shape 3D, explore polyhedras with a description alongside pictures that explain them. Then click prisms to get an up-close look at different prisms as well as the nets that create those prisms. When finished with prisms, click pyramids to explore the different pyramids and their nets. You will also explore what a face, edge, and vertex of a shape is and how many of those each given shape contains.
Annenberg Media: Geometry: 3D Shapes Interactives
Knovation and Core Learning Exchange Partner to Help Schools Advance Student-Centric Learning
Core Learning Exchange Integrates Thousands of Knovation’s Curated and Managed Digital Resources Into Its Mastery Learning Platform
BOULDER, Colo. – Oct. 17, 2016 – Core Learning Exchange, an education technology company, will add over 200,000 digital learning objects curated by Knovation, Inc., to its category-busting Mastery Learning Platform. The enriched platform offers schools and districts exploring student-centric learning modalities access to a treasure chest of 200,000 professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned, engaging online resources covering all subject areas, all grade levels, and all learning resource types — ready to use. Knovation’s Content Collection is sourced from Open Education Resources (OER) and free web resources to include the highest quality — and most popular resources — from Khan Academy, EngageNY, CK-12, LearnZillion, PBS, Library of Congress and many more.
Climate Change Institute: Climate Reanalyzer
Climate Reanalyzer is a data exploration access site developed by the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine which provides an intuitive platform for visualizing a variety of weather and climate datasets and models. Using interfaces for reanalysis and historical station data, the Climate Reanalyzer allows students to access real-time, meaningful climate data to perform many different types of data analysis functions as they investigate climate. The most visited page is the “Today’s Summary” which features several weather parameters, including temperature departure for the current day relative to a climate baseline.
University of Virginia Library: Mark Twain's Memory-Builder
Play a leveled memory-builder game to learn more about Mark Twain and his life. Part 1 asks eight questions about the life and career of Sam Clemens. Correct answers present pictures and facts while incorrect answers introduce you to various people involved in Clemens’ life. Each of these people give facts and hints to help you choose a better answer. Part 2 asks eight questions about American history during Mark Twain’s life. Learning more about the life and times of Mark Twain can help students better understand the importance of his works. Timelines are also available to help organize these thoughts. With so much to learn, you’d better get started right away!
PBS Learning Media: Election Central
This interactive site provides numerous ways of exploring the 2016 election process. Learn about the main presidential candidates in the race in January 2016. Find out about the election process in each of the states, the major issues being discussed in this election and candidates’ positions on them, and the various stages of the election process. Students can examine some previous presidential elections and compare them to our current election process and campaigns. In addition to original content, this PBS resource provides links to Crash Course videos, Annenberg Learner resources, and We the Voters films to help students understand and get involved in the political process. The Debate Toolkit will help students listen critically to the presidential debates, and learn how to discuss their own political views intelligently and respectfully.
CONNECT! Transform the Future: Plan It Green, the Big Switch
In this online simulation, players build an energy-efficient, model city. Take the tutorial to learn all of the game features. Players are guided to understand how to develop a sense of community by helping neighbors, and can connect with friends to share ideas and help each other. Learn about renewable energy, sustainable living, and eco-friendly technology. Find out about the decisions and trade-offs that must be made in planning a city, such as what kind of power station to build, and whether to build bike paths or plant more trees. Take a Quest to improve your city’s rating, and discover how some features such as parks help to protect a city. The site requires free registration in order to save your work, which also allows you to choose an avatar and a name for your city.
NASA StarChild: A Song for All Seasons
Get inspired this Fall to learn more about the solar system and why we experience changing seasons. Developed by two ambitious middle grade teachers with the help of the astrophysics center of NASA, A Song For All Seasons is an activity which pairs the work of Italian composer, Antonio Vivaldi with a lesson on the earth's relationship to the sun. Like many artists throughout history, Vivaldi was inspired by the natural world surrounding him and wrote a group of four violin concerti, each giving musical expression to one season. In this interactive activity, students listen to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, examine the chart provided on the earth’s orbit, and try their hand at deciding which season Vivaldi was trying to portray. Interactive, inspiring, integrative!
Knovation Continues Winning Streak for Digital Learning Content
Knovation's Content Collection and the personalized learning solution icurio were honored once again with Learning magazine's Teachers’ Choice Award.
Cincinnati, OH – September 12, 2016 – The shift away from textbooks as the core instructional material has pushed K-12 schools and districts to rethink the way they develop and deliver content. The Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards recently recognized icurio from Knovation as an ideal tool for accessing and delivering relevant, professionally-evaluated, and standards-aligned online resources for learning.
More than ever, teachers look to their districts for help selecting, organizing, and delivering relevant content to their students. While educators have access to an unprecedented amount of online resources, streamlining the evaluation, selection and delivery of digital content can be a challenge.
PBS Kids: It's My Life
The importance of physical, emotional and social health in our lives should not be underestimated. This website from PBS is a place where students, parents, and teachers can go to find information on a wide variety of topics related to child health and well-being. It’s My Life covers issues on friends, family, school, body, emotions, and money. Arranged in a kid friendly format for ages 9-12, students can flip through pages of an interactive virtual notebook where they will find videos, photos, and activities on topics of interest. In addition, you can share in the stories written about the challenges and successes experienced by teens just like you! Whether you are seeking knowledge or advice, or want to make your own contribution, there is something here for everyone.
CPALMS: Capitalization Invasion
Aliens are invading from outer space and need your primary students’ help! These friendly creatures need assistance with capitalization in the worst way! Engage your students in interactive segments that will require your students to sort capital letters and lower case letters. Then they will travel to other planets to aid different aliens with other editing skills: capitalizing the first word in complete sentences; capitalizing people’s first names; and always capitalizing the pronoun “I” in sentences. Watch your students’ editing skills improve while they help some desperate aliens along the way. Students will earn a certicate to exemplify their accomplishments in mastering capitalization.