EMS Collaborative Form: This is the form that we will work on together during our plan time.
Research Project Calculator This tool is used to help you set up your project or paper. The students will access the assignment and follow the steps you have provided. You can link sources, give examples, and have them do a self evaluation when they are done.
Library of Congress On this site you will be able to select Iowa, your content area and grade level to find lessons that are already created and match the standards and benchmarks
Minnesota Loop Project If you are looking for a site to help expand your lessons, this is the one for you.
Digital Citizenship is a website that teachers can use free of charge to help with integrating lessons about plagiarism based on their content area.
Teacher Seeds is a website created by Mike Borrall. It has templates, links to games, video sites, and much more.
Making Teachers Nerdy is a website with a list of web 2.0 applications for photo and video creation, dropbox for assignment submission and a lot more.
Question Development is a website that helps with creating questions for your units. This would help with getting students to start thinking on a broad level and narrow the topic based on what they find interesting.
Iowa Core/State Standards
On July 1, 2012 the Iowa Core will need to implemented in the school districts of Iowa. If you have not read over it yet and want to look at how your classroom will change next year, please review the Iowa Core website.
There are webcasts and plan books available to help you better understand the process and changes that are happening. There are webcasts for the specific core content areas with specified topics within each discipline.
The section specifically for educators with classroom supports and resources available for instant use or grant application information.
Inquiry Based Learning is a major component of the Iowa Core. Please review the below websites for help:
Inquiry Based Resources:
MN loop database-The sites are not Minnesota specific; they are for everyone. Please filter by grade level and content area to narrow down your search.
The Inquiry Page- This site has lesson ideas, units, and professional literature.
The Center for Inquiry Based Learning- This organization focuses on helping teachers learn how to implement IBL with training and resources.
Project Based Learning is similar to Inquiry based learning. Students are given real life problems that they have to find the solution to and present it. Reflection is very important in PBL as it is in IBL.
Inquiry based and problem based learning are very similar. Please click on Barbra Stripling's model of Inquiry shown below to get more information: