Click on the link above to access the PDE Curriculum Framework which specifies what is to be taught for each subject in the curriculum. In Pennsylvania, Curriculum Frameworks include Big Ideas, Concepts, Competencies, and Essential Questions aligned to Standards and Assessment Anchors and, where appropriate, Eligible Content.
Web 2.0 and Presentation Tools
How to insert screen clippings into a word doc
Prezi-free software to create eye-opening presentations.
Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music. Fast, free, and shockingly easy.
TeacherTube provides an online community for sharing instructional videos. It is a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.
Curriculum/Lesson PlanWeb Sites
WorldandISchool.com is an interdisciplinary resource that encompasses a broad range of articles by scholars and experts in their fields. Articles are aligned to each state’s standards for Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science. Originally published monthly in print as The World & I, our site includes the complete contents since 1986 and continues to publish a new issue online each month throughout the academic year, from August through June.
Stop by the library or email me to get the user name and password to access the resources.
Offers subject-based access to top humanities sites, EDSITEment lesson plans, and at-home activities. Subject areas include literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies. (National Endowment for the Humanities)
PBS Teachers is PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. We provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' award-winning on-air and online programming like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions, and more.
Educational resource for students in grades 6-12, teachers, and parents. Features include current events, news quizzes, and daily lesson plans.
International Reading Association lesson plans.
The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
Trackstar is your starting point for online lessons and activities. Simply collect Web sites, enter them into TrackStar, add annotations for your students, and you have an interactive, online lesson called a Track. Create your own Track or use one of the hundreds of thousands already made by other educators. Search the database by subject, grade, or theme and standard for a quick and easy activity. There is a fun Track already made for each day of the year, too!
OWL uses Google Accounts. It is free and easy to sign in and begin rating and collecting links.
A free service for finding, organizing, sharing, evaluating, and rewarding the best of the web for learning and teaching.
West Chester University Practicum Presentation
Engaging Students: SmartBoard Success
On Wednesday, October 14, 2009 SHHS Librarian Sandie Liacouras, Social Studies teacher Lydia Lieb, and English teacher Ashley Thomas presented a hands-on workshop at West Chester University from 3:30 pm -5:00 pm. The purpose of the workshop was to introduce examples of how a SMARTBoard can be used to engage students, focusing on secondary English curriculum. The workshop was organized as part of West Chester's Practicum class and was by English student teachers and their supervisors.
All the resources included in the workshop are accessible in this wikipage created for the presentation.