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April Links of the Month


Curriculum Links

Reading/Writing
Grabba Beast: Have students create a beast and then use the image as a writing prompt.

Storyline Online: The Screen Actors Guild Foundation presents an online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children's books out loud!

Speakaboos! It's easy to bring Speakaboos into the classroom! Our stories and activities help students develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening abilities, as well as teach fundamental computer skills.


Read.gov Explore new worlds: Read. The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read.

Social Studies
Census Lesson Plan for ESL Students

On this Day...features one historical event each day; includes what happened, what led up to it, what has happened since, and places the event in today's context including links to the best research on the subject


Science
Science to Music: An innovative way to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom with standards-based songs; tips, ideas, lyrics, and sound files are all here

Field Trip Earth 
Field Trip Earth is the global resource for teachers, students, and proponents of wildlife conservation.

Tour the Parts of a Cell
Although the cell is the smallest unit of life, it is by no means simple. On the National Science Foundation’s Biology Web page, students can take a tour of the cell.


Math
Math to MusicAn innovative way to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom with standards-based songs; tips, ideas, lyrics, and sound files are all here

All Subjects


 Video Resources



Earth Explorer: AMAZING videos about animals on our planet.  Great resource!

Brain Pop


Reference Links

Sites for Specialists

Art
NGAkids: The interactive Art resouces found on NGAkids are absolutely incredible and they work great on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. 

Music



Did you know that Edina has Gone Google?
Edina has our own Google Apps for Education Domain that is called Edina Apps.  This means that all of our students have access to the collaborative tools of Google!  Edina Apps gives students access to Gmail, Calendar, Docs and Sites.  

Elementary students MUST have parent permission to use these Google tools within Edina Apps.  Please contact Molly Schroeder to set up an appointment to set your students up with these great collaborative tools!  

There will be extensive training on Edina Apps this summer via Tech Camp and Online classes for Tech Camp.

Here are a few examples of projects that students have created using Edina Apps Powered by Google.

Google Sites
Book Report using Google Sites

State Research Projects using Google Sites


Just for Fun Links!


Culinary In the Classroom Culinary topics are an excellent way to introduce math concepts, science principles, and even artistic ideas. Measuring ingredients and converting recipes seems more like fun than math!
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