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Presidents vs. Aliens is a fun iOS game for learning about the US Presidents. This is a game that allows players to unlock all the presidents by playing through a variety of games. Also, this game teaches people about unique facts, nicknames, and more about each president. Best of all a person can control which types of questions are asked, which as ideal for younger students. [by Dave Kapuler.]
UmeNow is a new social network that used to charge for its membership but is now free. This is a network that designed for complete privacy. There are no ads, no games, and no apps to worry about. This is strictly a site for those that like their privacy w/ who and what they share with. Check for a brief demo. For Kapuler's top 20 social networks for education click here.
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Utilium is a new (beta) site for organizing and sharing resources w/ students. This is done by creating "study packs". Study packs can contain: videos, podcasts, articles, etc. A user can either create a study pack from scratch or use/edit a preexisting one.
The Center on Instruction is one of five content centers serving as resources for the 16 regional U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive Centers. Explore the links to the left for topic-based materials, syntheses of recent research, and exemplars of best practices.
This quick-reference catalog describes the more than 70 publications and professional development meeting materials on K-12 instruction in reading, mathematics, science, special education, and English language learning created by the Center on Instruction. Resource titles serve as live links to the materials themselves.
A television channel did a poll to find out who people thought were the Greatest Americans, and then ranked them from the most important to the one hundredth most important. Choose 5 Americans that you think are the top five Americans in U. S. History and rank them one-through-five. Find a picture of them, write about what you think was their major accomplishment, and explain why you ranked them where you did. Next, who would you rank as the top 5-10 people in the history of your own country? Can you explain why?
English Teaching Form online is a quarterly journal published by the U.S. Department of State for teachers of English as a foreign or second language. Over 81,000 copies of the magazine are distributed in more than 125 countries. This site contains articles from issues of Forum dating back to 1993.
Search BestAmericanUniversities.com to find some of the best universities and colleges in America offering accredited degrees in vast areas of study.
Uploader Box is a site that is ideal for uploading/downloading large files. This is done uploading the file and then adding your email and another user's. Once this is a done a unique URL is generated for sharing or downloading this file. Click here to view Dave Kapuler's top 10 sites for FILE-SHARING.
Just glide your cursor over the map and it displays every county and sectors in the county. You can blow up any section to show detailed census block data for individual blocks. Really interesting.
This may provide more census data than you'll ever need!
Voice of America Special English is a wonderful resource for English Language Learners. It broadcasts news using a simple and limited vocabulary, and is very accessible to ELL's. Not only does it provide reports on current events, but it also has special series on U.S. History, geography, and many other particular areas of interest. You can access both the audio and transcript on the Web. But since their audio is often deleted, those wanting to do both Extensive Reading together with Extensive Listening practice will do better to use this well-organized site made by some very practical Chinese.
Described as: Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation's foundation in the American Heritage Series. For centuries, Americans were taught a truthful view of history that recognized the Godly heroes and moral foundation our nation was founded upon. But in recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the moral and spiritual fiber of our nation, leaving the truth of our past eliminated and forgotten. Until today. From Separation of Church and State, to the Civil Rights Movement, the heroism of our founding Fathers to the building of our nation's monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the Godly, true story of our nation. Join historian David Barton and experience the untold story of our nation's history in the American Heritage Series.
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Revealed in McNaughton's famous mural called 'One Nation Under God.'
UNITED STATES HISTORY SITES
U.S. History Teaching Materials
State Of The Union Message Resources - What They Said is a new cool interactive from The Wall Street Journal comparing words used by modern U.S. Presidents during their State of The Union messages. See more at The Best (& Most Intriguing) Resources For Learning About The State Of The Union Message.
Biography of America is a very ambitious video and text U.S. History presentation. Much of it isn't accessible to English Language Learners. However, this link added to Ferlazzo's U.S. History page will lead you to a series of links to short interactive Flash exercises that should be accessible to Intermediate English Language Learners. They're each images that have a number of "hot spots" you can click on for further information. Each era in U.S. History has one of them.
Udemy, which looks like a fairly easy way to teach an online class on just about anything, launched to the public today.
UNIVERSAL SEARCH ENGINES + OTHER THINGS ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS
(36 of them!)
(Only 1) Google is the only real search engine in Bengali.
(Both 14 Simplified and 16 Traditional Chinese)
(Only 1) Google is the only real search engine in Hindi, which has over 600 million users, or about 40% of India's population.
(Only 1): Google features:
Google Malaysia at http://www.google.com.my/intl/ms
Google Bahasa Melayu at http://www.google.com/intl/ms/
The two most powerful Portuguese speaking countries are Brazil and Portugal. They are both highly involved on an international scale and present in many global business affairs and organizations. Active in the European community and economy, Portugal remains one of the key players in the European Union. Brazil, on the other hand, is the largest country in South America and holds a population bigger than all of the South American countries combined.
Originally branching off from Latin, the Spanish language is now spoken by over 437 million people in the world as a second or official language in over 29 countries. It is most widely spoken in South America, Latin America, North America and Europe, primarily Spain. In fact, Spanish is the third most commonly spoken language in the world after English and Chinese. In the United States alone, about 40 million people speak Spanish as their mother tongue and the United States is actually home to the fifth largest Hispanic population in the world.
(Only 1) Google is the only real search engine in Urdu: http://www.google.com/intl/ur/
Smithsonian site, The American Presidency..
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT EDUCATION SITES
US National Park Service site with interactive activities focusing on national parks in the areas of animals, people, history, nature, science, and the parks themselves. No need for a log-in to use the site, but students can become "Web Rangers" with an account.
Sean Banville has just unveiled a great new site called Lessons On American Presidents. He's got multiple interactive exercises on every President - all designed for English Language Learners. It will be a huge help for teachers and their students. See more at The Best Sites To Learn About U.S. Presidents.
ERICs free datasearch for over 100,000 educational articles, many on language learning.
Folktales and legends embedded in a specific culture provide an opportunity to explore and teach rich and fascinating social lessons.
Million Book Collection
Free graded reading materials for English language learners
URBAN MYTHS vs. REALITY
'Did That Really Happen?': a series of 400 word quirky stories written for Ming Pao Daily in Hong Kong. Combining urban myths with elaborated versions of real event 'Did that Really Happen?' challenges reader to distinguish real events from invented ones.
An incredible free website to help users learn English. Students can register if they want to save their work and evaluate their progress. Its a joint effort of the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), Internet and Media Services Department and the Project IDEAL Support Center at the University of Michigans Institute for Social Research.
New vocational/work place language learning site sponsored by OTAN (a US Dept of Ed sponsored group at the Sacramento Office of Education)
Rosetta Keyboards for creating multi-lingual websites and documents.
To write the letters and scripts from around the world, pick from the list below. The message you write can be included in Web-documents and Email without using Graphics or extras. Use the "keyboard" at the bottom of these pages and copy-n-paste the HTML codes to your Email or HTML program. Try my Multi Language Virtual Keyboard where I remap your US-keyboard to write some of these scripts. Included are scripts for Arabic, Japanese, Greek, Georgian alphabet, Armenian, Hebrew, Korean, Devanagari, Chinese, Russian, pan-European, and Tamil script.
Internet-based, interactive audio-visual English learning center with instructions in 21 languages.
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Free ESL Lesson Materials for teachers. Grammar, worksheets, song lyrics, board games, pronunciation and more. All free and printable.
Nellies English Projects is an educational website for students and teachers whose aim is to motivate students for lifelong learning. It provides resources for teachers on how to integrate technology into the classroom by means of project based and experiential learning using WebQuests. The site provides many educational resources, articles, lesson plans, evaluation rubrics, reading practice and collaborative writing ideas.
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