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PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tags hsvt & gr8

October 2008


Welcome to the Virtual Library of Conceptual Units. The Virtual Libray includes conceptual teaching units for middle and high school English/Language Arts classes. These units have been designed by preservice and practicing teachers at The University of Georgia. The units follow principles of curriculum and instruction developed by George Hillocks, Jr., (see, e.g., Dynamics of English Instruction, Grades 7-12, by Hillocks, McCabe, and McCampbell; Random House, 1971). The process for designing these units is described in Peter Smagorinsky's Teaching English through Principled Practice (Merrill/Prentice-Hall, 2002) and Teaching English by Design: How to Create and Carry Out Instructional Units (Heinemann, 2008; an online Instructor's Guide is available for this book as well).The units are designed to cover 4-6 weeks (assuming daily class periods of 45-55 minutes). Each is organized around a concept such as a theme (e.g., Coming of Age), genre (e.g., satire), strategy (e.g., understanding irony), literary period (e.g., Victorian Age), movement (e.g., Transcendantalism), region (e.g., Authors of Georgia), or author (e.g., the works of Emily Dickinson).

October 2007

My Pop Studio

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Ready to pop behind-the-scenes of the television you watch, magazines you read, music you listen to and websites you visit? Our "studios" let you take the reins. Create. Comment. Control. Explore your media, your way! For Teachers: What is My Pop Studio? My Pop Studio is a creative play experience that strengthens critical thinking skills about television, music, magazines and online media directed at girls. Users select from four behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn more about mass media: * In the Magazine Studio, users compose a magazine layout featuring themselves as celebrities. They write an advice column, explore the power of digital retouching, and reflect on the role of body image in today's culture. * In the TV Studio, users edit a TV show where the story keeps changing but the images remain the same. They examine their TV viewing choices, comment on teen celebrities, and compare their daily screen time with others. * In the Music Studio, users create a pop star and compose her image and song. They explore the power of music in selling a product and search for truth in media gossip. The comment on the values messages in popular music. * In the Digital Studio, users test their multi-tasking abilities. They share their experiences with the challenges of digital life online. They consider the "what if's" of social networking sites and reflect on the power of media and technology in their social relationships. My Pop Studio strengthens media literacy skills, promotes positive youth development, and increases knowledge about health issues. Highly interactive creative play activities are used to create an online community that guides users through the process of deconstructing, analyzing and creating media. Video segments, flash animation, media deconstruction games and quizzes, and moderated blogs make the website lively, fun and educational. Who Created this Site? My Pop Studio was created by a team of researchers and media professionals at the Media Education Lab, located at Temple University's School of Communication and Theater in the Department of Broadcast Telecommunication and Mass Media

September 2007

Genesis Education: Modeling the Periodic Table Interactive Simulation

In the 19th century Dmitri Mendeleev organized the known elements by their characteristics and atomic weights. His creation evolved into what we now call the periodic table. We use it regularly, but what would it be like to construct that model from scratch? What if you had to group elements by their characteristics and place them on a table close to the other elements in their group, while at the same time logically arranging the atomic weights? What decisions would you make? What would it be like... to be Mendeleev?

Windows Movie Maker 2 - Movies

Welcome to our FREE tutorial series on Windows® Movie Maker 2. Windows Movie Maker 2 lets you create, edit, and share your movies right on your PC. It's easy to use, yet it provides powerful capabilities that rival those of expensive computer editing packages.

May 2006


This Web site is about careers. Not just the interesting ones other people have, but the ones YOU can have. Don't know where to start? Well, dive right in and: EXPLORE many different areas, not just the ones that seem obvious. THINK about what you enjoy. See where it leads you. EXPERIENCE lots of ideas.

October 2005

Distance Time Graph

This is an awesome resource for students learning about speed and distance time-graphs. Uses graphs synched with video of soccer/football players during a game.

WisWeb Math Applets Gr 7-12

Applets designed for middle school and beyond.

July 2005

Sense and Dollars

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The Sense and Dollars site was developed to help middle and high school students come to grips with some of the basic principles of personal finance and economics. Lots of interactive activities and teacher guide. Fear not! Physics. Explained. Finally.

Great site to play with the laws of physics. Teachers can use. Linked with which enables assignements and quizzes to be created from the site.

20th Century Heroes and Villains

The twentieth century has seen great deeds of heroism and bravery by significant leaders and the average people. It is also a time when some of those who have have risen to lead countries might classified as 'Villains'. Based on little seen documents from the National Arhives of events or episodes surrounding Churchill, Kennedy, Truman, Stalin, or Mussolini, you are asked to judge whether the figure in question is 'a hero or a villain?'

WWII The HomeFront (Great Britain) This is an investigation into life on the home front during the Second World War. There are seven galleries: preparations for war,evacuation,,bombing of Britain,Empire home front,everyday life,women at war, spies Each gallery is broken into various topics with sources and questions. The visual material is accessible to all pupils with or without teacher input. There are worksheets, timelines and a glossary. There is also a diary facility so pupils can save, edit and access their work directly from the net. The gallery contains a video archive using clips from the Imperial War Museum on many of the topics. Some galleries have additional activities to play: Lights Out; Escape the Blitz; Shelter from the Blitz; Empire Home Front; Shopping in the War; Spy Catcher. More resources available from Great Britain's National Archive.

Virtual Laboratory

Collection of Physics, Astronomy, and Environmental Science. Appropritate for high school, college, and gr8 Physical Science units.

Java Applets on Physics

Many interactive physics applets that demonstrate various concepts. Appropriate for HS and college. Some applets useful for grade 8 Physical Science units.

Physics Free Fall

This is a simple but effective applet that allows students to measure free fall times and average velocities as a function of distance.

Project Interactivate

The goals of Project Interactivate are the creation, collection, evaluation, and dissemination of interactive Java-based courseware for exploration in science and math.

Animal Diversity Web

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Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan