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Know Ohio: How Ohio’s Cities Got Their Names

Know Ohio: How Ohio’s Cities Got Their Names

Explores how some Ohio cities were named after settlers, figures in history, other cities from around the world or by incorporating words from other languages. More unusual city names were created by local lore or the personal preference of the settlers. What is the name of your city? Why do you think that’s the name of your city? If you could rename the city, what would you name it and why?

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Digital Skills

Leaping into Rational Numbers (Grades 5-8)

Solve puzzles and graph the solutions on an online number line.

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Digital Skills

Equivalent Fractions (Grades 1-3)

Students will explore making equivalent fractions using on online interactive tool.

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Questioning Strategies with Reflection and Absorption

Questioning Strategies with Reflection and Absorption

In this video segment from Teaching Middle School Physical Science, teacher Nadine Coletta asks her sixth-grade class guiding questions throughout various phases of an experiment on light absorption and reflection. By not giving answers herself and by asking students to explain their reasoning, Coletta explains that she can gauge what they understand about a concept as well as any misconceptions they might have.

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Using the Safari Slideshow and Creature Cards in Class

Using the Safari Slideshow and Creature Cards in Class

Learn how to use the Safari Slideshow and Creature Cards in your online classroom, in this short video tutorial from WGBH. Hear from an elementary teacher about her experience using these resources with her students. When she encouraged her students to make educated guesses without worrying about being right or wrong, they became critical explorers: making close observations and asking thoughtful questions. Engagement increased, and even laughter ensued.

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So Many Parts

So Many Parts

In this game, learners are challenged to balance their oxygen and fuel use carefully as they don a spacesuit and encounter Newton's Third Law of Motion, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, while using a jetpack on a spacewalk mission to fix parts of the space station.

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Cyberchase

Using Data Clusters to Find Hacker

In this video segment from Cyberchase, Hacker has kidnapped Dr. Marbles and the CyberSquad is out to rescue him. Hacker has Dr. Marbles hidden somewhere in a castle in Castleblanca. The CyberSquad surveys the residents to try to find out where Hacker has been seen. They display their findings on a map so they can analyze their data and find Hacker. Upon displaying their data the CyberSquad realizes they all conducted the survey differently. They then re-conduct the survey in the same manner and combine the old and new results to find Hacker.

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