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WHAT: For teachers who want to bring a social justice framework into their classroom, but aren’t sure how, Teaching Tolerance is here to help. From film kits and lesson plans to the building blocks of a customized Learning Plan—texts, student tasks and teaching strategies—our resources will help you bring relevance, rigor and social emotional learning into your classroom.
HOW: Helpful tools available at https://www.tolerance.org/clas...
WHAT: To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.
HOW: Start being awesome here: https://beinternetawesome.with...
WHAT: An educational grant program that provides financial support to teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom. The program was established by the Pet Care Trust to provide children with an opportunity to interact with pets—an experience that can help to shape their lives for years to come.
HOW: To see if you qualify, visit http://www.petsintheclassroom....
WHAT: Make your classroom awesome by creating your own learning games with Kahoot! Upload your own set of multiple choice questions, add images and videos, and get playing! Your students play from their own devices, keeping them engaged throughout the lesson.
WHAT: Thousands of free lesson plans for all grade levels and subjects! Join this learning community to get ideas from other educators, or share your own.
HOW: Get inspired here: https://sharemylesson.com/
WHAT: This website allows you and your students to create “glogs” — interactive multimedia posters that allows ideas to be expressed easily by combining images, graphics, video, audio, and text on one digital canvas! Gather inspiration from over 40,000 glogs from students and educators around the world, or create your own using the templates provided.
HOW: Start creating here: http://edu.glogster.com/
This website offers tools that students can use to analyze what actions the U.S. has taken against ISIS and how those actions relate to our overall foreign policy. There are free lesson plans and educator resources.
For more information, go to www.billofrightsinstitute.org/educate/educator- resources/lessons-plans/current-events/isis-american-foreign-policy/
This website provides a free, downloadable Teacher Checklist—a research-based practitioner checklist to help establish positive classrooms.
To download, go to www.coachingwhatworks.com/tcl2.
The Portland Art Museum has created posters featuring works across the permanent collections. Posters are available free of charge to educators in Oregon and Washington. Hang them in classrooms, hallways, and libraries or take them out for specific activities and lessons.
To preview posters, access re- sources, or request a set by mail, visit the Poster Project, http://portlandartmuseum.org/learn/educators/resources/posters/.
POV, a production of American Documentary, Inc., offers free resources for educators, including 200+ online lm clips connected to 100+ standards-aligned lesson plans, discussion guides and reading lists. Registered educators can use any of 80+ full-length films in the classroom for free through their documentary lending library.
For more information, go to www.pbs.org/pov/educators.
To help integrate Black History Month into the classroom, NEA offers a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to t multiple grade levels.
For more information, go to http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/black-history-month.htm.