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Weekly Update – Belated – 2/8/12

Congratulations to Joplin, MO School District for Recognition: Special congratulations to the Joplin, MO school district for TWO special recognitions of the work their district is doing in educational technology and eMINTS. Joplin Superintendent, C.J. Huff, was selected by eSchool News as a 2012 Tech-Savvy Superintendent. See the article at: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/02/01/meet-our-2012-tech-savvy-superintendent-award-winners/7/ The district was also featured in an article in Education Week. The article tells of how eMINTS trainer Klista Reynolds and others came to grips with the realization that their high school and tech center were gone and other schools were severely damaged. Read the complete article and see an accompanying video at: http://tinyurl.com/7s8a5b7

eMINTS Blog Discusses eMINTS Instructional Model and “the Basics”: For a thoughtful discussion about the eMINTS instructional model and how to think about eMINTS and the strong knowledge base often needed by students before they can move on to more complex topics and skills see: http://blog.emints.org/ Start a discussion with others and use the blog site as another place to share your ideas and strategies.

(^That’s us!-ZE)

New and Updated eThemes

See the eThemes website for the latest new and updated eThemes resources: http://ethemes.missouri.edu/new_themes?locale=en

Weekly Update 1/23/12

Announcements for the week of January 23, 2012:

University of Missouri-Columbia Launches Virtual School: The MU College of Education is launching a virtual school called Mizzou K-12 Online. The program will provide semester-based facilitated courses for students in grades K -12. The first two pilot courses – high school level American Government and Healthy Living – are open for enrollment. Courses are $300 per student per course and include all instruction and materials. Both courses are slated to begin the week of January 30 and conclude May 25. For more information see the College of Education website at: http://education.missouri.edu/ – the announcement is just above the EdLife icon on the right-hand side of the page. Both courses were developed using Missouri course-level expectations but are open to enrollment for students from any location.

Alliance for Excellent Education Digital Learning Day: There is still time to register for and participate in the first-ever Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Visit http://www.digitallearningday.org/sign-up to stay connected, get updates, and receive exclusive information on what you can do to support this effort by taking less than five minutes to sign up and join the wave of innovation and momentum that is building for this groundbreaking event.

This national awareness campaign is designed to celebrate innovative teachers and highlight instructional practices that strengthen and personalize learning for all students. The Digital Learning Day campaign explores how digital learning can provide teachers and students with the opportunities they deserve in an effort to build or become part of a workforce that is ready to succeed in college, a career, and life. One of the newest toolkits provided by the Alliance is for after-school and community-based programs. Check it out at: http://www.digitallearningday.org/toolkits/beyond_the_classroom

New and Updated eThemes:

To view a list of the most recent new and updated eThemes, see: http://ethemes.missouri.edu/new_themes?locale=en

HD_Links: Teaching Digital Citizenship

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Year 1 eMINTS teachers are getting their student laptops up and running this month and thinking about how they can incorporate these new tools into their classroom lessons and activities. One topic some of the teachers I work with are interested in teaching their students is that of being responsible users of technology and becoming a part of digital communities. Here are a few online resources that may help in teaching those digital citizenship skills.

eThemes has a few themes that may help teach this topic including Teaching Tips: Digital Citizenship, Cyberbullying, Ethics for Students. Check the eThemes A-Z listing or search to find more.

Cybersmartcurriculum.org offers teacher K-12 lesson plans to help teach about the topics of Digital Society, Digital Rights and Responsibilities, Digital Safety and Security, Digital Etiquette, Digital Laws and Ethics, and Lifelong Learning. Lessons are identified by the grade level appropriate for each activity, whether they can be done without a computer or if they may include a web 2.0 tool, and if they require an Internet connection.

BrainPop has a whole group of videos (with additional activities and even quizzes) to help teach students about Digital Citizenship including Copyright, Plagiarism, Online Sources, Digital Etiquette, and many more.

Or check out this Digital Citizen Resources LiveBinder created by computer teacher and blogger, Vicky Sedgwick. The LiveBinder includes TONS of links and resources for teachers, parents, and students interested in learning more about digital citizenship.

What might be some of your favorite resources for teaching digital citizenship?

Brooke Higgins is an on again, off again blogger and instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center. You can read this and more at her blog Higgins Helpful Hints Blog.

HD_Links: 2012


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According to the Mayan calendar as some believe, December 21, 2012 will mark the end of the world. Interestingly, this is merely a misinterpretation of the cycle in this ancient calendar. December 21st of this year will simply mark a turnover to the next cycle.

Still, the topic of the Mayan civilization and even the year 2012 bring up some interesting ideas for research. This week’s list of links will help fill you in on these topics and possibly inspire some learning in your classroom:

Mayan Civilization & Calendar:

Will the world end in 2012?

  • A report on December 21, 2012 on Good Morning America
  • An interesting story on rethinking calendars
  • What about solar storms in 2012?

  • What does NASA have to say about the end of the earth? Go here to find out.
  • Finally, what would a list of links be without an appropriate infographic?

 A brief history of doomsdays
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What ideas do you have for discussing the Mayan calendar and/or predictions for 2012? How might some of these resources be the impetus for a unit or WebQuest? What are some other resources on the Mayans people, calendar, or doomsday prophecies that we may have missed?

Zac Early is an instructional specialist and blogger with the eMINTS National Center and he’s pretty confident he’ll see you all after December 21, 2012.

Monday Message: December 19, 2011

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Hang in there. Your winter break is nearly here! In the meantime, check out some announcements from eMINTS:

e-Learning for Educators Winter/Spring 2012 Registration Open: Register for online professional development courses offered through the eLearning for Educators program at  http://www.elearningmo.org/register/ Courses are available in all content areas for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Learn how to use Google tools, differentiate instruction, or new classroom management tips. Courses are 7 weeks long and begin with an orientation week February 1, 2012. Cost is low at $150 per person (graduate credit is available for an additional $100 per credit hour). e-Learning for Educators offers a limited number of scholarship every semester that reduce the cost of e-Learning courses by 50%. Twenty scholarships will be awarded for Winter/Spring 2012. Scholarships are limited to one per applicant. See http://www.elearningmo.org/scholarships-and-discounts/ for more information about scholarship discounts. Courses are taught by practicing educators who facilitate interesting discussions and are available as a resource to participants. Hurry!! Registration closes January 24, 2012.

eMINTS Offers SMART Notebook Training Sessions: Increase your effectiveness with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software at a full-day professional development session taught by SMART -certified eMINTS staff members. The sessions are intended for new users of SMART Board interactive whiteboards or Notebook software or those who want an introduction to them. Choose one of three dates/locations in Columbia (January 10), St. Louis (January 5) and Kansas City (January 26) areas. Cost is $125 per participant and includes training, lunch and a learner’s workbook. Hurry – registration closes December 16. See: http://www.emints.org/events/smart-training/ for details and registration.

eMINTS Annual Conference Dates: Save the dates! The annual eMINTS Conference is scheduled for February 22 (pre-conference) through February 24, 2012 in Columbia, MO at the Stoney Creek Inn. Detailed information about speakers, sessions, and other events along with registration will open in the next two weeks on the new eMINTS website at: http://www.emints.org/events/

New eThemes:

Career Cluster: Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/503>
Explore these websites to learn what careers are included in the art, audio-video, and communications career path. Includes information about careers in music, writing, fashion design, and more. There are links to eThemes on career exploration and career interest assessments.

Career Cluster: Business, Management, and Administration<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/504>
Find out how to get involved in business, management, and administration. These websites detail the occupations available and career information such as education needed, salary, and job growth information. Includes links to eThemes on career exploration and career interest assessments.

Health: Cancer<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1975>
These informational sites provide students with articles, short videos, and audio-articles for research on types and treatments of cancer. Downloadable brochures are available in English, Spanish, and Asian languages. Many types of statistics about cancer are provided. Slideshows of healthy foods, what skin cancer looks like, and tips for quitting smoking add more information for student projects.

Native Americans: Lakota Sioux<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/453>
The Lakota Sioux are known as the “Teton or Western Sioux.” They are closely related to the Dakota tribe. Learn about Crazy Horse and the Lakota winter counts. Includes photographs, a quiz, and two eThemes resources on Native Americans.

NETS Standards<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/454>
These sites are about the NETS standards for students and teachers. They include information about the standards, assessments, related resources, and applications in classroom activities. Includes lesson plans and examples using a PowerPoint presentation.

Nevada: State Facts<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/455>
Learn about the state of Nevada regarding state symbols, wildlife, economics, and history. Find out the history behind the state symbol, myths, and truths about the state. Includes radio clips, illustrations, printable worksheets, games, and a quiz. There is a link to eThemes resource on Nevada state flag.

Monday Message (on a Tuesday)

We are busy with our year 1 comprehensive groups around here. So, regrettably, this week’s Monday post is a day late. Keep an eye out for today’s actual post to appear soon.

From the desk of Monica Beglau, our executive director:

Congratulations to eMINTS Teachers Featured in PD 360 Blog:
Congratulations to Chris Rivet from Eagleville, MO whose video and comments about using technology in a secondary science class were posted on the PD360 blog site for the October 17 : http://www.teachingstrategiesblog.org/blog.php?id=44.

Libbi Sparks from Independence, MO will be featured in an upcoming blog segment on using technology in a secondary mathematics classroom. We will post the link as soon as it is available.

Many of the PD 360 videos about technology integration were filmed in eMINTS classrooms. PD4ETS participants and certified eMINTS Instructional Specialists have access to all PD 360 videos for use in eMINTS professional development sessions. PD4ETS participants and graduates will find more information and access to PD360 videos in the FY12 Moodle course for facilitators.

PBS Channel 9 – KETC – St. Louis Invites Participants in American Graduate Broadcast: The national launch of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen will occur in St. Louis on November 7 at 7:00 p.m. with the live broadcast of an American Graduate Teacher Town Hall moderated by Gwen Ifill, senior correspondent for PBS News Hour and moderator and managing editor of Washington Week. For more information or to register to participate see: http://americangraduateteachertownhall.eventbrite.com/ PBS stations in Alabama, Philadelphia, and 18 other states are also participating.

New eThemes for the week of October 24, 2011

Library Skills: Wikipedia in Student Research<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/434>
These websites are about information literacy, with particular emphasis on Wikipedia and its role in student research. There are interactive tutorials, articles, and ideas for class activities.

Literature: “Curious George” by H.A. Rey<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/436>
These sites are about the book “Curious George” and author H.A. Rey. Biography of the authors, reviews of the book, discussion questions, lesson plans, games and circus activities are included. There are links to eThemes resources on Chimpanzees and Circus Acts and Animals.

Monday Message: October 10, 2011

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A few announcements for your Monday morning…

Congratulations to East Elementary in Jefferson City (MO): Congratulations to teachers, principal and staff at East Elementary in Jefferson City, MO for a great article in the Jefferson City Tribune recently: http://www.newstribune.com/news/2011/sep/27/east-elementary-puts-technology-grant-use/

New Look for eMINTS Moodle: Our Moodle was recently upgraded to version 2.1 that has many new and improved features. There are a few known issues with the upgrade, however:

1.       Some facilitators (individuals with ‘non-editing teacher’ permissions) did not upgrade completely. If you need immediate access to PD modules, send a message to support@emints.org<mailto:support@emints.org<mailto:support@emints.org%3cmailto:support@emints.org>> We are looking for a global solution but can fix individual accounts manually (during business hours) by request for the time-being.

2.       Google Chrome browser bugs with Moodle cause some features not to display properly. Try an alternate browser

3.       Slow load of some features (HTML or wiki editors) so user sees code instead of ‘human language’ in dialog boxes. Please be patient until new Moodle site can build caches that will improve performance.

4.       Incomplete access to editing or input boxes – try dumping your own browser cache or reducing your screen display size (Ctrl + – key in most browsers)

If you continue to experience issues with accounts, access, or content, please contact support@emints.org<mailto:support@emints.org<mailto:support@emints.org%3cmailto:support@emints.org>> and include as much specific information (URL, symptoms, text of error messages, etc.) so that we can work through them and arrive at solutions.

New eThemes for the week of October 10, 2011

Literature Awards: Missouri Building Block Award Nominees 2011<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1964>

The websites will lead you to information about the authors and illustrators for the Missouri Building Block Nominees for 2011. The activities provided will encourage creative lessons involving the nominated books.

Teaching Tips: STEM Initiative<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1965>

These sites offer an explanation of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiative for schools. Educators can utilize the variety of links for activities, competition opportunities for students and grant information. Several of the sites have brief videos explaining why STEM is important and what it involves. Educator blogs are available for connecting with others for lesson sharing. Free webinars are offered on several of the sites. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on inquiry-based learning.

Monday Message: October 3, 2011

Happy October, everyone!

Missouri Host Teachers Needed for Peer Visits:  Missouri eMINTS teachers that have completed comprehensive eMINTS professional development or are currently in their second year of comprehensive eMINTS professional development are invited to participate in the Host Teacher process for peer visits. During year 1 and year 2 of comprehensive eMINTS professional development, teachers in Missouri are required to spend a full day observing an eMINTS teacher’s classroom. These visits are valuable for developing a deeper understanding of how concepts investigated during professional development sessions transfer into practice. We need eMINTS teachers that have completed two years of comprehensive eMINTS professional development in Missouri or are in their second year of comprehensive eMINTS professional development in Missouri to serve as host teachers (eMINTS4ALL veterans or participants are not eligible to serve as host teachers). eMINTS teachers that are selected to serve as a host teacher, will be eligible to receive one of the following “thank you” options:

To initiate the process of becoming a host teacher please complete a short survey located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5N5ZHPF. eMINTS teachers selected to serve as host teachers will receive a confirmation host teacher email with additional information regarding the process visiting teachers will follow to schedule a peer visit. Questions may be directed to Roxanne Kerwood, PD Materials Coordinator, by email at kerwoodr@emints.org<mailto:kerwoodr@emints.org<mailto:kerwoodr@emints.org%3cmailto:kerwoodr@emints.org>>

eMINTS Winter Conference 2012 Call for Presenters: The call for presenters for the 2012 eMINTS National Center Conference is open!  Yes, for a limited time you can log on to http://emints.org/events/conference2012/presenter.shtml and submit a proposal! (Deadline is Oct. 7)   Don’t miss out on the excitement and fun Feb. 22-24 at the cozy Stony Creek Inn in Columbia, MO. BONUS-One presenter per accepted presentation proposal receives free registration for the 2012 eMINTS conference.  Be part of the excitement, be part of the learning, be part of the fun!  Be part of the 2012 eMINTS National Center Conference!  See you there!

New eThemes for the week of October 3, 2011

Grammar: Punctuation: Quotations<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/312>

These sites focus on the use of quotations. The sites are primarily text-based. Other punctuation types are included. Reading levels vary.

Health: Metabolism<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/315>

These sites are about metabolism and the process of metabolism. Learn about metabolism, factors that affect metabolic rate, converting food intake into energy, and staying balanced. Includes lesson plans, interactive materials, and a physical activity calorie-use chart. There are also links to eThemes Resources on diet and nutrition, and obesity.

Literature Awards: Michael L. Printz 2005<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/61>

Find out which books won the 2005 Michael L. Printz award. The award is given by the American Library Association to books for young adults that exemplify literary excellence. Includes author information, activities, and excerpts from the books. There are links to eThemes on other book awards for young adult novels.

Literature Awards: Show Me Readers Award Nominees 2004-2005<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/42>

These websites are about the books and authors nominated for the Show Me Readers Award in 2004-2005. Find out which books were nominated and which books won. Read more about the authors. Also includes activities, lesson plans, and book reviews.

Literature Awards: Show Me Readers Award Nominees 2005-2006<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/150>

These websites are about the books and authors nominated for the Show Me Readers Award in 2005-2006. Find out which books were nominated, and read more about the authors. Also includes activities, lesson plans, and book reviews.

Literature: “The Best Halloween Ever” by Barbara Robinson<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/287>

These websites are about the book “The Best Halloween Ever,” author Barbara Robinson, and Halloween. There are reviews of the book, an excerpt from the book, and Halloween-themed math lesson plans. Includes links to eThemes on Halloween and other Robinson books.

Literature: “The House of Dies Drear” by Virginia Hamilton<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/276>

These websites are about the book “The House of Dies Drear” and author Virginia Hamilton. Includes lesson plans, quizzes, excerpts, and games. There are links to eThemes resources on writing mysteries and the Underground Railroad.

Literature: Realistic Fiction and Fantasy Genres for Children<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1962>

These sites provide definitions of realistic fiction and fantasy genres, book lists, and activities. Interactive activities for students to evaluate literature and create a genre bookmark are given. Watch the video interview with Beverly Cleary, author of the realistic fiction “Henry Huggins” series and the fantasy series of “The Mouse and the Motorcycle”. Included is eThemes resource about genres.

Masonry: Control Joints<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/64>

These sites are about control joints as part of a high school masonry class. Students can also explore information on masonry as a career.

Missouri: Regional Foods<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/63>

These sites feature some of the regional foods from different parts of Missouri. Includes traditional recipes, famous foods, and stories about the foods. An eThemes resource on Pioneer Life Food is included.

Model United Nations Preparation<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/174>

These sites feature tips and resources on Model United Nations Preparation. Information about UN roles in peacekeeping, peacekeeping operations and missions, rules of engagement, and UN charter are included.

Native Americans: Goshutes<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/163>

These websites are about the Goshute Indian tribe in Utah. Read about the people, their history, and their culture. Includes information about the temporary nuclear storage facility the Goshutes want to have on their reservation. There are links to eThemes resources on Native American culture and Utah history.

Nobel Prize<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/188>

Find out about the Nobel Prize and its creator, Alfred Nobel. Read the biographies of Nobel Prize winners and take quizzes about the prize. One website includes a video clip of an interview with two Nobel Prize winners. Includes a link to an eTheme on President Jimmy Carter who won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Technology: Computer Troubleshooting and End-of-Year Maintenance<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/53>

The following web sites have tips and suggestions on how to properly use and maintain computers. Find out how to diagnose and troubleshoot various computer problems. Learn how to do end-of-year cleaning of hardware and software. Learn how to perform error check, disk scan, and defrag of hard drives. There is an eThemes resource on computer basics.

Technology: SMART AirLiner Wireless Slates<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/189>

These sites offer ideas for SMART AirLiner Wireless Slates usage ideas, resources, and classroom activities. Includes a white paper, basic guidelines, and a podcast about SMART AirLiners.

Technology: Windows Movie Maker<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/30>

These sites help readers learn how to use Windows Movie Maker. Videos, step-by-step instructions, tips and tricks, and tutorials are included.

Videoconferencing<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/168>

Find out the benefits of videoconferencing. Learn about different types of videoconferencing, equipment, participating companies, and classroom layouts. Learn how to prepare, plan, set up a room, start and end videoconferencing. Includes images and video files of examples of successful videoconferences, tips for teachers, and in-class projects and activities.

World War II: Guadalcanal<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/70>

These sites for older students explain about the Battle of Guadalcanal. Read first-hand accounts from American and Japanese soldiers. Learn about the naval and air defenses and read about the history of this battle. Includes maps, timelines, and photographs. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on World War II.

Updated eThemes for the week of October 3, 2011

Literature: Genres<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/850>

Learn about the genres of literature. These sites are about the many different genres: fantasy, historical, realistic, science fiction, biography, reference, reporting, folk tales, plays, and poetry. Some sites have recommended reading lists. Included are eThemes resources covering the various genres.

Math: Geometry: Composing and Decomposing Shapes<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1256>

These sites are about composing and decomposing shapes. Learn how to subdivide, combine, and transform shapes to form new polygons. There are interactive games, activities, and lesson plans. Included are three eThemes resources on shapes, transforming shapes, and pattern blocks and tangrams with related activities.

Matter: Properties: Tools for Measuring and Observing<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/384>

These sites compile simple tools that are used for measuring and observing the properties of matter such as thermometers, rulers, and balances. Includes games and lesson plans. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Matter: Properties and Metric Measurement.

Natural Disasters: Tsunamis: Indian Ocean<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/385>

These sites have information about the devastating tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean in December of 2004. Animations, maps, photographs, and movies are found on several sites. Included is an eThemes resource on the general topic of tsunamis.

Monday Message: Get SMART this summer!

Getting a new SMART Board in your classroom this year? Need a refresher to help increase your effectiveness using the SMART Board and SMART Notebook? Interested in making your SMART Notebook lessons more interactive and engaging for students? If so, you might be interested in one of the professional development opportunities eMINTS is offering around the state of Missouri this summer.

eMINTS will offer 2 levels of professional development in Columbia, St. Louis, and Springfield. All trainings will be led by SMART certified specialists. At Level 1 training, you will increase your effectiveness with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software at a full-day professional development on-site session. At Level 2 training, you will learn how to design lesson activities in Notebook collaborative learning software by adding style and incorporating interactive content at a full-day professional development on-site session.

Check the eMINTS website for dates, locations, fees, and more. Sign up now to guarantee your spot in this high quality professional development. Seating is limited.

Between now and the SMART training dates you may want to browse these SMART resources and fill your virtual file cabinet with great activities that support your curriculum.

  • The SMART Exchange: Professionally created Notebook activities correlated to state standards, from SMART Technologies, teachers, and even publishers. Download and use these SMART Notebook files as is or edit them to fit your needs.
  • eMINTS eThemes: Your source for content-rich, kid-safe online resources.
    • Technology Flash Files – find flash files specifically for using with a Smart Notebook. Includes instructions for how to import flash files into the Notebook and how to retrieve flash files.
    • Teaching Tips: SMART Board Resources – resources for various subjects and grade levels. There are downloadable lessons, interactive websites, templates, interactive videos, and teaching ideas.
    • Math: SMART Board Activities - activities for geometry, number and operation concepts, functions and algebra, fractions, and statistics. Explore the many different applets.

Brooke Higgins is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center. You can read more at her blog Higgins Helpful Hints Blog.

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HD_Links: Making Sense of Measurement

Here are some links to support students of all ages by giving visual references to help make abstract measurements more concrete.

The Learn.Genetics site created by The University of Utah has created a Cell Size and scale visual that allows visitors to view the size of cells from a coffee been down to a carbon atom. Use the slide bar to zoom down from 12 ml (millimeters) all the way down to 340 pm (picometer = a trillionth of a meter).

Let students compare themselves to other animals by measuring their ear, height, and foot length and see where they line up in size to other animals with similar dimensions. The Lawrence Hall of Science has created the Measure Yourself and other measuring activities such as “Jump Start” which has students jump as far as they can then measure the distance they covered to compare it to their friends and other living organisms like a grasshopper or rabbit.

From the BBC’s Math files, Animal Weigh In, has students balance a scale with weights that equal the same amount as the animals sitting on the scale. Student will practice adding and converting weights in pounds, ounces, grams, kilograms, stones, and tons.

eThemes, your source for online resources that are content focused and are safe for students, has 4 “themes” on measurement that might include additional links to help your students learn about this topic. Check out Math: Metric Measurement, Math: Customary or Standard Measurement, Math: Telling Time, or Science: Temperature.  If you are an eMINTS teacher and still can’t seem to find the exact resources you are looking for resources, you can always request a new eTheme and get what you are looking for and save yourself the time searching Google.

Brooke Higgins is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center. You can read more at her blog Higgins Helpful Hints Blog. Diane McCormack, a PD4ETS Graduate and Instructional Technology Facilitator with the Affton Public Schools, shared some of these and other great resources.