6. Discipline Specific Tools/Resources
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The following is a list of free resources that can be integrated within courses in Schoology.
PhET's Interactive Simulations: Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.
Twine: Create your own simulations.
Wolfram Demonstrations: Stephen Wolfram, scientist and founder of Wolfram Research, conceived the Wolfram Demonstrations Project as a way to bring computational exploration to the widest possible audience. It is an open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts in science, technology, mathematics, art, finance and a remarkable range of other fields.
Open Education Resources (OER): A list of repositories of multi-discipline lessons and modules in multimedia format. OER are educational products that exist in the public domain and/or possess an open license that allows them to be used for educational purposes at little to no charge.
Google Maps for Exciting Virtual Field Trips : Use these tips to create lessons that “explore” worldwide locations. Using Google Maps to explore distant places brings a fresh and innovative approach to learning. Teachers and students can see the landscape of a foreign country or faraway place. In many instances, they can view it from ground level (or even underwater!) using Street View to see what the locals see. They can even tour landmarks and museums - all without ever leaving their desks.
Teaching Using Google Science Journal : Create lessons around Google Science Journal for an immersive science learning experience. Mobile app version is also available. Science Journal makes it easier for you to excite your students with fun experiments. Enrich your current lesson plans by using Science Journal to take notes and measure phenomena, then have students continue learning outside the classroom with Google Drive syncing.
Applied CS Skills with Google: Applied Computer Science Skills is a free online course by Google designed to prepare you for your CS career through hands-on coding experience. Special mention: Grasshopper App by Google for coding practice.
General Google Resources for Teaching : Explore resources and tools created by Google to inspire creativity, encourage hands-on learning, and equip your students with digital skills.
Google Drawing for Students to Demonstrate Understanding : Step-by-step instructions on how to create drawings and annotations using Google Draw.
Visual Tools to Showcase Knowledge : List of visual tools students can use to express their learning in assignments and presentations.
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