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CK-12 Geometry Honors Concepts
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This Geometry Concept Collection is a rigorous presentation of high school geometry. It is fully correlated with the Common Core State Standards.

Subject:
Geometry
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Full Course
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Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Unit of Study
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Author:
Kaitlyn Spong
Date Added:
11/18/2020
CK-12 Middle School Math Concepts - Grade 8
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In CK-12 Middle School Math Concepts – Grade 8, the learning content is divided into concepts. Each concept is complete and whole providing focused learning on an indicated objective. Theme-based concepts provide students with experiences that integrate the content of each concept. Students are given opportunities to practice the skills of each concept through real-world situations, examples, guided practice and explore more practice. There are also video links provided to give students an audio/visual way of connecting with the content.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
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Textbook
Unit of Study
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Date Added:
11/18/2020
CS First
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CS First is a free computer science curriculum that makes coding easy to teach and fun to learn. The CS First website contains 20 modules of coding and computer science lessons aligned to CSTA and ISTE standards, and in many cases, individual lessons are aligned to NGSS and Common Core standards. The site also features resources and professional development for educators and additional guides and supplemental resources like certificates. The curriculum is free to use and adapt and if desired, a teacher dashboard is available for saving student work and tracking student progress.

Subject:
Computer Science
Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Google
Provider Set:
CS First
Date Added:
10/22/2021
Cells
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In this unit, students look at the components of cells and their functions and discover the controversy behind stem cell research. The first lesson focuses on the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. In the second lesson, students learn about the basics of cellular respiration. They also learn about the application of cellular respiration to engineering and bioremediation. The third lesson continues students' education on cells in the human body and how (and why) engineers are involved in the research of stem cell behavior.

Subject:
Biology
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Chemistry
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Chemistry is the scientific study of matter and its interaction with other matter and with energy. It is the branch of natural science that deals with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions.

Subject:
Chemistry
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Common Sense Composition
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This online textbook provides a generalized understanding of composition and to serve as a supplementary aid to high school English teachers.

Subject:
Arts
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Full Course
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Concord Consortium: States of Matter
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In this interactive activity, students view six models to investigate what a gas, liquid, and solid look like at the atomic level. Choose to view a gas or liquid made of atoms only, a gas made of diatomic molecules, a liquid made of triatomic molecules, or two types of solids. In each simulation, users may highlight an atom and view its trajectory to see how the motion differs in each of the three primary phases. Don't miss the extension activity: a side-by-side comparison of the atomic structure of a hot liquid and a cold liquid. If you click "Withdraw the Barrier", the two liquids mix. Which state of matter has stronger attractions between atoms? This item is part of the Concord Consortium, a nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to transforming education through technology.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium Collection
Author:
The Concord Consortium
Date Added:
05/10/2011
Conduction, Convection and Radiation
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With the help of simple, teacher-led demonstration activities, students learn the basic concepts of heat transfer by means of conduction, convection, and radiation. Students then apply these concepts as they work in teams to solve two problems. One problem requires that they maintain the warm temperature of one soda can filled with water at approximately body temperature, and the other problem is to cause an identical soda can of warm water to cool as much as possible during the same thirty-minute time interval. Students design their solutions using only common, everyday materials. They record the water temperatures in their two soda cans every five minutes, and prepare line graphs in order to visually compare their results to the temperature of an unaltered control can of water.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Mary R. Hebrank
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Creative Engineering Design
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Students are introduced to the world of creative engineering product design. Through six activities, teams work through the steps of the engineering design process (or loop) by completing an actual design challenge presented in six steps. The project challenge is left up to the teacher or class to determine; it might be one decided by the teacher, brainstormed with the class, or the example provided (to design a prosthetic arm that can perform a mechanical function). As students begin by defining the problem, they learn to recognize the need, identify a target population, relate to the project, and identify its requirements and constraints. Then they conduct research, brainstorm alternative solutions, evaluate possible solutions, create and test prototypes, and consider issues for manufacturing. See the Unit Schedule section for a list of example design project topics.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
See individual activities.
Date Added:
09/18/2014
DRAFT Contemporary World Issues Instructional Strategies and Supports
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Prior to remote work, work had begun on the social studies instructional strategies and supports to supplement the standards and model curriculum. The work was not completed prior to the COVID-19 shutdown but the draft version of partially completed document is what is being shared with educators.

Subject:
Contemporary World Issues
Material Type:
Full Course
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Ohio Educators
Date Added:
10/25/2021
DRAFT World Geography
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Prior to remote work, work had begun on the social studies instructional strategies and supports to supplement the standards and model curriculum. The work was not completed prior to the COVID-19 shutdown but the draft version of partially completed document is what is being shared with educators.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Ohio educators
Date Added:
10/25/2021
Dams
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Through eight lessons, students are introduced to many facets of dams, including their basic components, the common types (all designed to resist strong forces), their primary benefits (electricity generation, water supply, flood control, irrigation, recreation), and their importance (historically, currently and globally). Through an introduction to kinetic and potential energy, students come to understand how dams generate electricity. They learn about the structure, function and purpose of locks, which involves an introduction to Pascal's law, water pressure and gravity. Other lessons introduce students to common environmental impacts of dams and the engineering approaches to address them. They learn about the life cycle of salmon and the many engineered dam structures that aid in their river passage, as they think of their own methods and devices that could help fish migrate past dams. Students learn how dams and reservoirs become part of the Earth's hydrologic cycle, focusing on the role of evaporation. To conclude, students learn that dams do not last forever; they require ongoing maintenance, occasionally fail or succumb to "old age," or are no longer needed, and are sometimes removed. Through associated hands-on activities, students track their personal water usage; use clay and plastic containers to model and test four types of dam structures; use paper cups and water to learn about water pressure and Pascal's Law; explore kinetic energy by creating their own experimental waterwheel from two-liter plastic bottles; collect and count a stream's insects to gauge its health; play an animated PowerPoint game to quiz their understanding of the salmon life cycle and fish ladders; run a weeklong experiment to measure water evaporation and graph their data; and research eight dams to find out and compare their original purposes, current status, reservoir capacity and lifespan. Woven throughout the unit is a continuing hypothetical scenario in which students act as consulting engineers with a Splash Engineering firm, assisting Thirsty County in designing a dam for Birdseye River.

Subject:
Earth and Space Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Designing the High School of the Future
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What does the high school of 2023 look like? Can anyone change the way 30,000 high schools in America all work?

Today, a few select teens from a very few select schools get to participate in designing such a school. We think you deserve to have a go, too. How far you take this is up to you.

Subject:
Education and Training
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Ed Jones
Date Added:
02/19/2019
Digital Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Geographic information systems (GIS), once used predominantly by experts in cartography and computer programming, have become pervasive in everyday business and consumer use. This unit explores GIS in general as a technology about which much more can be learned, and it also explores applications of that technology. Students experience GIS technology through the use of Google Earth on the environmental topic of plastics in the ocean in an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The use of this topic in GIS makes the unit multidisciplinary, incorporating the physics of ocean currents, the chemistry associated with pollutant degradation and chemical sorption to organic-rich plastics, and ecological impact to aquatic biota.

Subject:
Engineering
Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Andrey Koptelov
Nathan Howell
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Energy-Efficient Housing
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We all know that it takes energy to provide us with the basics of shelter: heating, cooling, lighting, electricity, sanitation and cooking. To create energy-efficient housing that is practical for people to use every day requires combining many smaller systems that each perform a function well, and making smart decisions about the sources of power we use. Through five lessons on the topics of heat transfer, circuits, daylighting, electricity from renewable energy sources, and passive solar design, students learn about the science, math and engineering that go into designing energy-efficient components of smart housing that is environmentally friendly. Through numerous design/build/analyze activities, students create a solar water heater, swamp cooler, thermostat, model houses for testing, model greenhouse, and wind and water turbine prototypes. It is best if students are concurrently taking Algebra 1 in order to complete some of the worksheets.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Engineering and Empathy: Teaching the Engineering Design Process through Assistive Devices
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Students follow the steps of the engineering design process (EDP) while learning about assistive devices and biomedical engineering. They first go through a design-build-test activity to learn the steps of the cyclical engineering design process. Then, during the three main activities (7 x 55 minutes each) student teams are given a fictional client statement and follow the EDP steps to design products an off-road wheelchair, a portable wheelchair ramp, and an automatic floor sweeper computer program. Students brainstorm ideas, identify suitable materials and demonstrate different methods of representing solutions to their design problems scale drawings or programming descriptions, and simple models or classroom prototypes.

Subject:
Health Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Jared R. Quinn
Kristen Billiar
Terri Camesano
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Engineering and the Human Body
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This unit covers the broad spectrum of topics that make-up our very amazing human body. Students are introduced to the space environment and learn the major differences between the environment on Earth and that of outer space. The engineering challenges that arise because of these discrepancies are also discussed. Then, students dive into the different components that make up the human body: muscles, bones and joints, the digestive and circulatory systems, the nervous and endocrine systems, the urinary system, the respiratory system, and finally the immune system. Students learn about the different types of muscles in the human body and the effects of microgravity on muscles. Also, they learn about the skeleton, the number of and types of bones in the body, and how outer space affects astronauts' bones. In the lessons on the digestive, circulatory, nervous and endocrine systems, students learn how these vital system work and the challenges faced by astronauts whose systems are impacted by spaceflight. And lastly, advances in engineering technology are discussed through the lessons on the urinary, respiratory and immune systems while students learn how these systems work with all the other body components to help keep the human body healthy.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
10/14/2015
English Language Arts, Grade 11
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The 11th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.Throughout the 11th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Students move from learning the class rituals and routines and genre features of argument writing in Unit 11.1 to learning about narrative and informational genres in Unit 11.2: The American Short Story. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 12
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The 12th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.Throughout the 12th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Language study is embedded in every 12th grade unit as students use annotation to closely review aspects of each text. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Date Added:
02/25/2021
Environmental Challenges in China: From Rural Villages to Big Cities
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Students learn about the wonderful and fascinating country of China, and its environmental challenges that require engineering solutions, many in the form of increased energy efficiency, the incorporation of renewable energy, and new engineering developments for urban and rural areas. China is fast becoming an extremely influential factor in our world today, and will likely have a large role in shaping the decades ahead. China is the world's largest energy consumer and the largest producer of carbon dioxide emissions, leading engineers and scientists to be concerned about the role these emissions play in rural and urban public and environmental health, as well as in global climate change. Through exploring some sources of air pollution, appropriate housing for different climate zones, and the types of renewable energy, the lessons and activities of this unit present ways that engineers are helping people in China, using an approach to cleaner, smarter, healthier and more-efficient ways of living that apply to people wherever they live.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Abigail T. Watrous
Denise W. Carlson
Janet Yowell
Stephanie Rivale
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Environmental Engineering
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In this unit, students explore the various roles of environmental engineers, including: environmental cleanup, water quality, groundwater resources, surface water and groundwater flow, water contamination, waste disposal and air pollution. Specifically, students learn about the factors that affect water quality and the conditions that enable different animals and plants to survive in their environments. Next, students learn about groundwater and how environmental engineers study groundwater to predict the distribution of surface pollution. Students also learn how water flows through the ground, what an aquifer is and what soil properties are used to predict groundwater flow. Additionally, students discover that the water they drink everyday comes from many different sources, including surface water and groundwater. They investigate possible scenarios of drinking water contamination and how contaminants can negatively affect the organisms that come in contact with them. Students learn about the three most common methods of waste disposal and how environmental engineers continue to develop technologies to dispose of trash. Lastly, students learn what causes air pollution and how to investigate the different pollutants that exist, such as toxic gases and particulate matter. Also, they investigate the technologies developed by engineers to reduce air pollution.

Subject:
Earth and Space Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Environmental Engineering and Water Chemistry
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Students are introduced to the fundamentals of environmental engineering as well as the global air, land and water quality concerns facing today's environmental engineers. After a lesson and activity to introduce environmental engineering, students learn more about water chemistry aspects of environmental engineering. Specifically, they focus on groundwater contamination and remediation, including sources of contamination, adverse health effects of contaminated drinking water, and current and new remediation techniques. Several lab activities provide hands-on experiences with topics relevant to environmental engineering concerns and technologies, including removal efficiencies of activated carbon in water filtration, measuring pH, chromatography as a physical separation method, density and miscibility.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Barry Williams
Jessica Ray
Phyllis Balcerzak
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Evolutionary Engineering: Simple Machines from Pyramids to Skyscrapers
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Simple machines are devices with few or no moving parts that make work easier, and which people have used to provide mechanical advantage for thousands of years. Students learn about the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw and pulley in the context of the construction of a pyramid, gaining insights into tools that have been used since ancient times and are still important today. Through numerous hands-on activities, students imagine themselves as ancient engineers building a pyramid. Student teams evaluate and select a construction site, design a pyramid, perform materials calculations, test a variety of cutting wedges on different materials, design a small-scale cart/lever transport system to convey building materials, experiment with the angle of inclination and pull force on an inclined plane, see how a pulley can change the direction of force, and learn the differences between fixed, movable and combined pulleys. While learning the steps of the engineering design process, students practice teamwork, creativity and problem solving.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Exploring Energy
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Students learn about energy, kinetic energy, potential energy, and energy transfer through a series of three lessons and three activities. They learn that energy can be neither created nor destroyed and that relationships exist between a moving object's mass and velocity. The associated activities give students hands-on experience with examples of potential-to-kinetic energy transfers. The activities also provide ways for students to apply the core concepts of energy through engineering practices such as building and testing prototypes to meet design criteria, planning and carrying out investigations, collecting and interpreting data, optimizing a system design, and collaborating with other research groups. The fundamental concepts presented in this unit serve as a good foundation for future lessons on energy technologies and electricity production.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Eric Anderson
Irene Zhao
Jeff Kessler
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Exploring Solar Power
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Students explore the methods engineers have devised for harnessing sunlight to generate power. First, they investigate heat transfer and heat storage through the construction, testing and use of a solar oven. With a lesson focused on photovoltaic cells, students learn the concepts of energy conversion, conservation of energy, current and voltage. By constructing model solar powered cars, students see these conceptual ideas manifested in modern technology. Furthermore, the solar car project provides opportunities to explore a number of other topics, such as gear ratios and simple mechanics. Both of these design and construction projects are examples of engineering design.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Lauren Powell
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Floaters and Sinkers
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Students are introduced to the important concept of density with a focus is on the more easily understood densities of solids. Students use different methods to determine the densities of solid objects, including water displacement to determine volumes of irregularly-shaped objects. By comparing densities of various solids to the density of water, and by considering the behavior of different solids when placed in water, students conclude that ordinarily, objects with densities greater than water sink, while those with densities less than water float. Then they explore the principle of buoyancy, and through further experimentation arrive at Archimedes' principle that a floating object displaces a mass of water equal to its own mass. Students may be surprised to discover that a floating object displaces more water than a sinking object of the same volume.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Mary R. Hebrank
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Floppy Heart Valves
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Students are presented with an engineering challenge that asks them to develop a material and model that can be used to test the properties of aortic valves without using real specimens. Developing material that is similar to human heart valves makes testing easier for biomedical engineers because they can test new devices or ideas on the model valve instead of real heart valves, which can be difficult to obtain for research. To meet the challenge, students are presented with a variety of background information, are asked to research the topic to learn more specific information pertaining to the challenge, and design and build a (prototype) product. After students test their products and make modifications as needed, they convey background and product information in the form of portfolios and presentations to the potential buyer.

Subject:
Health Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Michael Duplessis
Date Added:
10/14/2015
The Force of Friction
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In the first of two lessons of this curricular unit, students are introduced to the concept of friction as a force that impedes motion when two surfaces are in contact. Student teams use spring scales to drag objects, such as a ceramic coffee cup, along a table top or the floor, measuring the frictional force that exists between the moving object and the surface it slides on. By modifying the bottom surface of the object, students find out what kinds of surfaces generate more or less friction. They also discover that both static and kinetic friction are involved when an object initially at rest is caused to slide across a surface. In the second lesson of the unit, students design and conduct experiments to determine the effects of weight and surface area on friction. They discover that weight affects normal friction (the friction that results from surface roughness), but for very smooth surfaces, the friction due to molecular attraction is affected by contact area.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Mary R. Hebrank
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Grade 7 ELA Module 4A
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This eight-week module focuses on a “science and society” topic, engaging students in reading compelling informational text about adolescent brain development and the effects of entertainment screen time on the brain.

In Unit 1, students first read various texts that will build their background knowledge about adolescent brain development in general. Their learning will center around three areas of the brain, namely the prefrontal cortex, the limbic system, and the developing neurons. Students determine main ideas and evidence in diverse media and clarify their learning about this complex content. Then they begin to focus on the issue of screen time and how it may affect teenagers.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
01/24/2014
Grade 7 Mathematics
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In order to assist educators with the implementation of the Common Core, the New York State Education Department provides curricular modules in P-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics that schools and districts can adopt or adapt for local purposes. The full year of Grade 7 Mathematics curriculum is available from the module links.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
05/09/2014
High-Quality Instructional Materials to Supplement Your Curriculum
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Learn more about what makes instructional materials high-quality, including those labeled Open Educational Resources (OER). Participants will learn why instructional materials matter and where to find high-quality instructional materials to supplement curricula. The class includes a focus on curriculum literacy and the use of the Ohio Curriculum Support Guide. Earn a certificate for 5 contact hours after successfully completing the final quiz.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
03/10/2022
How Do Sensors Work?
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Through six lesson/activity sets, students learn about the functioning of sensors, both human and robotic. In the activities, student groups use LEGO MINDSTORMS(TM) NXT robots and components to study human senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch) in more detail than in previous units in the series. They also learn about the human made rotation, touch, sound, light and ultrasonic sensors. "Stimulus-sensor-coordinator-effector-response" pathways are used to describe the processes as well as similarities between human/animal and robotic equivalent sensory systems. The important concept of sensors converting/transducing signals is emphasized. Through assorted engineering design challenges, students program the LEGO robots to respond to input from various LEGO sensors. The overall framework reinforces the theme of the human body as a system with sensors that is, from an engineering perspective. PowerPoint® presentations, quizzes and worksheets are provided throughout the unit.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Nishant Sinha
Pranit Samarth
Satish S. Nair
Srijith Nair
Trisha Chaudhary
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Humans Are Like Robots
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Four lessons related to robots and people present students with life sciences concepts related to the human body (including brain, nervous systems and muscles), introduced through engineering devices and subjects (including computers, actuators, electricity and sensors), via hands-on LEGO® robot activities. Students learn what a robot is and how it works, and then the similarities and differences between humans and robots. For instance, in lesson 3 and its activity, the human parts involved in moving and walking are compared with the corresponding robot components so students see various engineering concepts at work in the functioning of the human body. This helps them to see the human body as a system, that is, from the perspective of an engineer. Students learn how movement results from 1) decision making, such as deciding to walk and move, and 2) implementation by conveying decisions to muscles (human) or motors (robot).

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Ajay Nair
Kalyani Upendram
Satish Nair
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Hybrid Vehicle Design Challenge
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Through four lessons and four hands-on associated activities, this unit provides a way to teach the overarching concept of energy as it relates to both kinetic and potential energy. Within these topics, students are exposed to gravitational potential, spring potential, the Carnot engine, temperature scales and simple magnets. During the module, students apply these scientific concepts to solve the following engineering challenge: "The rising price of gasoline has many effects on the US economy and the environment. You have been contracted by an engineering firm to help design a physical energy storage system for a new hybrid vehicle for Nissan. How would you go about solving this problem? What information would you consider to be important to know? You will create a small prototype of your design idea and make a sales pitch to Nissan at the end of the unit." This module is built around the Legacy Cycle, a format that incorporates findings from educational research on how people best learn. This module is written for a first-year algebra-based physics class, though it could easily be modified for conceptual physics.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Joel Daniel
Date Added:
09/18/2014
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Advocacy: Sharing the Value of Your School Library
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Learn about the importance of promoting your school library and develop a plan to help raise awareness of the services and support available. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: BLUEcloud Cataloging
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Learn more about BLUEcloud Cataloging, SirsiDynix's next-generation, browser-based, cataloging software. This class will train school library staff on how to use and incorporate BLUEcloud Cataloging into their own unique library environment. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for three contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: BLUEcloud Circulation
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Learn about BLUEcloud Circulation, SirsiDynix's next-generation, browser-based, circulation software. School library staff will learn about the many benefits of using BLUEcloud Circulation. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for three contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: BLUEcloud Course Lists
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BLUEcloud Course Lists is a resource list management tool enabling librarians and teachers to work together to build lists of library and online resources relevant to what students are studying. Course Lists is a great way to promote your library’s resources, incorporate teacher vetted materials, and link to safe, quality digital resources.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: BookFlix
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Learn more about Scholastic BookFlix, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio. This literacy resource for students in grades PreK-3 includes over 140 pairs of fiction and nonfiction eBooks. This class will help educators learn how to use the resource and integrate BookFlix into classroom instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Collection Development
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Learn the skills necessary to develop a collection that is up-to-date, accurate, and relevant for students and teachers. After completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for three contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: EdReports
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Learn more about EdReports, a nonprofit reviewer of instructional materials. This resource provides thorough reports on the overall effectiveness of educational content using rubrics designed and reviewed by education professionals. This class will help participants navigate the site and implement the reports into their material adoption process. After successfully completing a final quiz, earn a certificate for 4 contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
12/16/2020
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: EdReports
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Learn more about EdReports, a nonprofit reviewer of instructional materials. This resource provides thorough reports on the overall effectiveness of educational content using rubrics designed and reviewed by education professionals. This class will help participants navigate the site and implement the reports into their material adoption process. After successfully completing a final quiz, earn a certificate for 4 contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Educator Tools
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Learn more about Educator Tools, INFOhio's repository of high-quality, standards-aligned OER. Educator Tools, powered by INFOhio, includes more than 70,000 teacher-approved lesson plans, learning activities, assessments, and other instructional materials to support personalized learning, project-based learning, and the inquiry process. Participants will learn how to use Educator Tools to find resources to support all subjects and all grade levels. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Explora for Grades 6-8 and Explora for Grades 9-12
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Learn more about EBSCO's Explora for Grades 6-8 and Explora for Grades 9-12, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. This database collection includes digital content such as magazine articles, newspaper articles, videos, and images appropriate for inquiry and project-based learning. This class will help educators learn how to use this resource to support an inquiry-based classroom. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Explora for Grades PreK-5
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Learn more about EBSCO's Explora for Grades PreK-5, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. This database collection includes digital content such as magazine articles, newspaper articles, videos, and images appropriate for early readers. This class will help educators learn how to use this resource to find content for instruction and learning. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
02/13/2020
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Fetch
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Learn about Fetch, INFOhio's online catalog for students in grades K-2. Fetch is a simple web-based catalog only search for the youngest of users and includes a visual search, reading program search, and advanced search options. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Gale In Context: Elementary
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Learn more about Gale In Context: Elementary, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. This content-rich resource includes digital text, video, images, and more for learners in primary grades. This class will help educators learn how to use the resource and include it in classroom instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
08/25/2020
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Highlights Library
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Learn more about Highlights Library, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio. This literacy resource for students in grades K-5 includes over 2800 eBooks. This class will help educators learn how to use the resource and integrate Highlights Library into classroom instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: INFOhio Early Learning Portal
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Learn more about the INFOhio Early Learning Portal, a collection of over 50 quality websites and mobile apps that support the Ohio Early Learning Standards. Participants will explore the digital resources found in the Early Learning Portal and learn how to integrate them into the early learning classroom and instruction. After successfully completing a quiz, participants will earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: ISearch for Inquiry
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Learn more about ISearch, INFOhio's discovery search interface, and its role in the inquiry process. ISearch lets you search nearly all INFOhio resources from a single search box. Participants will learn how to use ISearch to lead students through the inquiry process. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: ISearch for Librarians
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Learn more about ISearch, INFOhio's discovery search interface, in this four and a half hour (4.5) class. ISearch lets you search nearly all INFOhio resources, along with the contents of your school library, from a single search box, making it easier for you to find the right print and digital texts and other content for your students and staff. School library staff will learn how to use ISearch to find resources for students and staff and how to teach them to use ISearch for their research. Participants will also learn customization options that they can use to refine their ISearch experience. After successfully completing the final quiz, participants will earn a certificate for four and a half (4.5) contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
08/25/2020
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: ISearch for Teachers
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Learn more about ISearch, INFOhio's discovery search interface, in this three hour class. ISearch lets you search nearly all INFOhio resources, along with the contents of your school library, from a single search box, making it easier for you to find the right print and digital texts and other content for your students. Participants will learn how to use ISearch to find resources for students and how to teach students to use ISearch for their research. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will earn a certificate for three contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Information Literacy
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Learn about information literacy, the structure of an information framework, the resources to build information literacy, and tools to build information literacy into your communication and curriculum for students. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Introduction to Cataloging
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Develop a more complete understanding of how and why we catalog the way we do. This class is for new Ohio school librarians or Ohio school library staff who have not completed a graduate program in library science. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for one contact hour.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Introduction to INFOhio
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Learn more about INFOhio, Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library, with a wealth of resources available at no cost to Ohio students, parents, and educators. This class will help participants identify the resources with digital content and web tools available on the website, and learn to navigate the site easily. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Iwonder
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Learn more about IWonder, an inquiry-based tool developed by INFOhio. Age-appropriate websites are selected by teachers and librarians to support homework and inquiry-based learning. This class will help teachers use IWonder with students as they develop questions and locate information to facilitate the inquiry process using age-appropriate websites that are aligned to Ohio's Learning Standards. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Literature Online
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Learn more about Literature Online: American & English Literature. This cross-searchable database of full-text literature covers works of prose, poetry, and drama. This class will help educators learn how to use the resource and integrate Literature Online into classroom instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
05/12/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: MobileStaff
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MobileStaff (formerly called MobileCirc) is a mobile-based circulation application that integrates directly with your existing catalog. With MobileStaff not only can you circulate materials but you can also inventory, weed, manage holds, and much more. With its browser and app-based setup, a wide variety of devices can be used so that you can get out from behind the circulation desk and go mobile with MobileStaff!

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: OER and the 5 P's
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Develop a plan your district, school, or department can use to build or supplement curriculum with Open Educational Resources (OER) and other no-cost digital resources from INFOhio. Using OER, schools can improve the currency, diversity, and accessibility of instructional content. Additionally, OER can have cost-savings benefits. Participants will use The 5 P's for Successful Curriculum Transformation: Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Content Adoption Playbook to outline their Purpose, Program, Process, and Platform for building or supplementing curriculum with OER and methods for supporting the People who curate and create curriculum materials. Upon successful completion of this class, earn a certificate for four contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Open Space Basics
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Open Space is INFOhio's platform for Ohio PreK-12 educators to collaborate and create Open Educational Resources (OER). This class introduces participants to Open Space features and is a prerequisite for the Open Space Collaboration and Creation class in this INFOhio Learning Pathway. After successfully completing the final quiz for the Open Space Basics class, earn a certificate for one contact hour.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
11/18/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Open Space Collaboration and Creation
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Open Space is INFOhio's platform for Ohio PreK-12 educators to collaborate and create Open Educational Resources (OER). This class builds on the features introduced in the Open Space Basics class in this INFOhio Learning Pathway. Participants should successfully complete Open Space Basics before beginning Open Space Collaboration and Creation. In this class, participants learn about working in public and private groups, submitting resources, and remixing existing OER. After successfully completing the final quiz for the Open Space Collaboration and Creation class, earn a certificate for three contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
01/29/2020
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Points of View Reference Center
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Learn more about Points of View Reference Center, provided at no cost to Ohio's schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. Updated with currently trending topics, teachers will learn how to support students as they locate information using Points of View Reference Center by navigating topics within each category. This class will help educators utilize the instructional resources offered by Points of View Reference Center to develop an inquiry-based classroom. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
08/25/2020
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Reading on the Screen
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Learn more about the differences between reading print and digital text. This class will introduce participants to research on how reading on a screen affects student learning and the strategies and approaches to help students read complex text online for comprehension and synthesis. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for three contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
08/25/2020
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Sanborn Insurance Maps
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Learn more about Sanborn Insurance Maps, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio. This database of Ohio maps for students in grades 6-12 includes over 40,000 maps of Ohio cities. This class will help educators learn how to use the resource and integrate Sanborn Insurance Maps into classroom instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
02/24/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Storia
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Learn more about Storia: Ohio's Grades 3-6 eBook Collection, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio. This class will help educators who work with students in grades 3-6 learn how to set up, use, and integrate Storia's eBooks into reading instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for three contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: The World Almanac for Kids
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Learn more about The World Almanac for Kids, provided at no cost to Ohio's schools by the RemotEDx initiative. Teachers will learn how to support middle-grade students as they locate information using The World Almanac for Kids by navigating topics within each category. This class will help educators use the instructional resources offered by The World Almanac for Kids to develop inquiry-based classrooms. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
02/08/2022
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: The World Almanac for Kids Elementary
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Learn more about The World Almanac for Kids Elementary, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio. This research database for students in grades K-5 includes topics such as science, social studies, math, the arts, biographies, and more. This class will help educators learn how to use the resource and how to integrate The World Almanac for Kids Elementary into classroom instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
05/25/2022
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Using Technology with Early Learners
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Learn more about using technology with early learners. Participants in the class will learn more about how to use media and technology, such as INFOhio's digital content, and strategies for supporting early learners using it for learning and play. The role of families, teachers, and community members as media models is addressed. After successfully completing a quiz, participants will earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: What is Inquiry?
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Learn more about the inquiry process and the INFOhio tools and resources that support students as they question, discover, learn, and grow. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for four contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
02/13/2020
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: World Book Early Learning
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Learn more about World Book Early Learning, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. This online resource includes eBooks, games, and videos for students in grades PreK-3. This class will help educators learn how to navigate the resource and integrate its content into instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: World Book Kids
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Learn more about World Book Kids, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. This encyclopedia for elementary students includes nonfiction text and a variety of digital media. This class will help educators learn how to navigate the resource to find the best content to integrate into instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: World Book Student and Advanced
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Learn more about World Book Student and World Book Advanced, provided at no cost to Ohio's schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. Much more than an online encyclopedia, World Book Student and World Book Advanced include interactive maps, eBooks, videos, and images to engage student learning. This class will help educators use the content offered by World Book to support students as they locate and evaluate information during the inquiry process. Teachers will learn how to locate instructional resources to develop an inquiry-based classroom. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
02/13/2020
Implementing Biomimicry and Sustainable Design with an Emphasis on the Application of Ecological Principles
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Students are presented with an engineering challenge: To design a sustainable guest village within the Saguaro National Park in Arizona. Through four lessons and six associated activities, they study ecological relationships with an emphasis on the Sonoran Desert. They examine species adaptations. They come to appreciate the complexity and balance that supports the exchange of energy and matter within food webs. Then students apply what they have learned about these natural relationships to the study of biomimicry and sustainable design. They study the flight patterns of birds and relate their functional design to aeronautical engineering. A computer simulation model is also incorporated into this unit and students use this program to examine perturbations within a simple ecosystem. The solution rests within the lessons and applications of this unit.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amber Spolarich
Wendy H. Holmgren
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Introduction to Case Based Learning: Solving Real-World STEM Challenges
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Welcome to an orientation to Case Based Learning created through a collaboration between Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) and JASON Learning. This self-paced professional learning course can be done in one or multiple sittings, and takes approximately 2.0-2.5 hours to complete. Actual times may vary.

In this asynchronous course, participants will explore how to implement Case Based Learning in the classroom [concepts and techniques], while experiencing "hands-on" components through a short, sample case. This course includes how to access further information on Case Based Learning and how to connect with CaseLAB® to create your own case!

*Email registration for this free course is required. You will be prompted to login or register after clicking the resource link.*

Subject:
Interdisciplinary, Project-based, and Real-World Learning
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE)
Date Added:
06/29/2022
Introduction to Sociology 2e
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Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book’s conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today’s students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/01/2012
K-5 Digital Content Learning Pathway
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INFOhio's quality resources and tools for K-5 teachers and students support Ohio Learning Standards, provide a foundation of learning using a variety of media, and prepare learners for future success. Choose to complete individual classes in this INFOhio Learning Pathway, or complete the full K-5 Digital Content Learning Pathway to earn up to 20 contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
10/14/2021
Laser Light Properties: Protecting the Mummified Troll!
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Students learn and use the properties of light to solve the following challenge: "A mummified troll was discovered this summer at our school and it has generated lots of interest worldwide. The principal asked us, the technology classes, to design a security system that alerts the police if someone tries to pilfer our prized possession. How can we construct a system that allows visitors to view our artifact during the day, but invisibly protects it at night in a cost-effective way?"

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Meghan Murphy
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Life Science
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This unit covers the processes of photosynthesis, extinction, biomimicry and bioremediation. In the first lesson on photosynthesis, students learn how engineers use the natural process of photosynthesis as an exemplary model of a complex yet efficient process for converting solar energy to chemical energy or distributing water throughout a system. In the next lesson on species extinction, students learn that it is happening at an alarming rate. Students discover that the destruction of habitat is the main reason many species are threatened and how engineers are trying to stop this habitat destruction. The third lesson introduces students to the idea of biomimicry or looking to nature for engineering ideas. And, in the fourth and final lesson, students learn about a specialty branch of engineering called bioremediation the use of living organisms to aid in the clean up of pollutant spills.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Lost in the Amazon
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The Lost in the Amazon curricular unit is a series of minds-on and hands-on engineering activities based on an adventure scenario set in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Students imagine themselves to be a team of EnviroTech engineers returning to the U.S. from a conference in Brasilia, Brazil. When their plane crashes deep in the Amazon forest, they work in groups to overcome various obstacles in their quest to survive and reach the nearest city as quickly and safely as possible. Motivated by this adventurous theme, students discover, learn and apply the following: 1) classification of plants and insects; 2) general categorizing skills; 3) process skills: problem solving and critical thinking; 4) scientific testing and experimentation; 5) materials properties.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
09/18/2014
MRI Safety Grand Challenge
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Students are given an engineering challenge: A nearby hospital has just installed a new magnetic resonance imaging facility that has the capacity to make 3D images of the brain and other body parts by exposing patients to a strong magnetic field. The hospital wishes for its entire staff to have a clear understanding of the risks involved in working near a strong magnetic field and a basic understanding of why those risks occur. Your task is to develop a presentation or pamphlet explaining the risks, the physics behind those risks, and the safety precautions to be taken by all staff members. This 10-lesson/4-activity unit was designed to provide hands-on activities to teach end-of-year electricity and magnetism topics to a first-year accelerated or AP physics class. Students learn about and then apply the following science concepts to solve the challenge: magnetic force, magnetic moments and torque, the Biot-Savart law, Ampere's law and Faraday's law. This module is built around the Legacy Cycle, a format that incorporates findings from educational research on how people best learn.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Eric Appelt
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Marine Mapping
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The marine environment is unique and because little light penetrates under water, technologies that use sound are required to gather information. The seafloor is characterized using underwater sound and acoustical systems. Current technological innovations enable scientists to further understand and apply information about animal locations and habitat. Remote sensing and exploration with underwater vehicles enables researchers to map and understand the sea floor. Similar technologies also aid in animal tracking, a method used within science and commercial industries. Through inquiry-based learning techniques, students learn the importance of habitat mapping and animal tracking.

Subject:
Earth and Space Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Heather Kerkering
Jonelle Stovall
Kimberly Goetz
Melissa Sanderson
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Mixtures and Solutions
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Through three lessons and their four associated activities, students are introduced to concepts related to mixtures and solutions. Students consider how mixtures and solutions and atoms and molecules can influence new technologies developed by engineers. To begin, students explore the fundamentals of atoms and their structures. The building blocks of matter (protons, electrons, neutrons) are covered in detail. The next lesson examines the properties of elements and the periodic table one method of organization for the elements. The concepts of physical and chemical properties are also reviewed. Finally, the last lesson introduces the properties of mixtures and solutions. A comparison of different mixtures and solutions, their properties and their separation qualities are explored.

Subject:
Chemistry
Engineering
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Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
10/14/2015
NanoTech: Insights into a Nano-Sized World
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Through two lessons and four activities, students learn about nanotechnology, its extreme smallness, and its vast and growing applications in our world. Embedded within the unit is a broader introduction to the field of material science and engineering and its vital role in nanotechnology advancement. Engaging mini-lab activities on ferrofluids, quantum dots and gold nanoparticles introduce students to specific fields within nanoscience and help them understand key concepts as the basis for thinking about engineering and everyday applications that use next-generation technology nanotechnology.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
09/18/2014
New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum: Algebra 1
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In order to assist educators with the implementation of the Common Core, the New York State Education Department provides curricular modules in P-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics that schools and districts can adopt or adapt for local purposes. The full year of Algebra I curriculum is available below.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
10/15/2014
New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum: Geometry (Module 1)
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In order to assist educators with the implementation of the Common Core, the New York State Education Department provides curricular modules in P-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics that schools and districts can adopt or adapt for local purposes. The Geometry curriculum is available below.

Subject:
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
10/15/2014
Next-Generation Surgical Tools in the Body
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Through this unit, students act as engineers who are given the challenge to design laparoscopic surgical tools. After learning about human anatomy and physiology of the abdominopelvic cavity, especially as it applies to laparoscopic surgery, students learn about the mechanics of elastic solids, which is the most basic level of material behavior. Then, they explore the world of fluids and learn how fluids react to forces. Next, they combine their understanding of the mechanics of solids and fluids to understand viscoelastic materials, such as those found in the human body. Finally, they learn about tissue mechanics, including how collagen, elastin and proteoglycans give body tissues their unique characteristics. In the culminating hands-on activity, student teams design their own prototypes of laparoscopic surgical robots remotely controlled, camera-toting devices that must fit through small incisions, inspect organs and tissue for disease, obtain biopsies, and monitor via ongoing wireless image-taking. They use a (homemade) synthetic abdominal cavity simulator to test and iterate the prototype devices.

Subject:
Health Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Benjamin S. Terry
Brandi Briggs
Stephanie Rivale
Date Added:
09/18/2014
OTIS for Educators
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are making all of their PD courses free to help schools implement distance learning and online professional development.

Individual teachers, should sign up for a FREE Basic account. You will be automatically upgraded to a full subscription for free.

Schools should fill out information via this link > bit.ly/OTISforSchools

They will assist you with setting up your free accounts. If you need immediate assistance setting up an account for your school, please call 877-455-9369.

Subject:
Leadership and Responsibility
Education and Training
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
OTIS for educators
teq
Date Added:
03/20/2020
Open Pedagogy: A New Paradigm for Teaching and Learning
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The main objective of this course is to explore and critique the role of an open pedagogy in education. Participants will develop an understanding of the concept of open and explore its application in, primarily, the context of educational environments as well as use and assess emerging learning technologies and social media. Participants will also learn about a variety of other initiatives and projects employing an open pedagogy, learn how to both identify and create open educational resources and develop a familiarity with the legal and policy considerations (e.g. copyright) surrounding the use and creation of open content. Through reading, writing, and sharing these writings, participants will make important contributions to the ongoing and exciting conversation around the future of teaching and learning.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Open Michigan
University of Michigan
Date Added:
02/06/2019
Our Bodies Have Computers and Sensors
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Students learn about the human body's system components, specifically its sensory systems, nervous system and brain, while comparing them to robot system components, such as sensors and computers. The unit's life sciences-to-engineering comparison is accomplished through three lessons and five activities. The important framework of "stimulus-sensor-coordinator-effector-response" is introduced to show how it improves our understanding the cause-effect relationships of both systems. This framework reinforces the theme of the human body as a system from the perspective of an engineer. This unit is the second of a series, intended to follow the Humans Are Like Robots unit.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Charlie Franklin
Marianne Catanho
Sachin Nair
Satish Nair
Date Added:
09/18/2014
PebbleGo Next
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Learn more about Capstone's PebbleGo Next, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio. This resource for students in grades 3-5 includes standards-aligned articles, activities, videos, and games in five databases: Science, Biographies, Social Studies, States, and American Indian History. This class will help educators learn how to use the resource and integrate PebbleGo Next into classroom instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
INFOhio
Provider Set:
INFOhio Learning Pathways
Date Added:
03/24/2022
Personal Finance
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A full course presented by Khan Academy that features video lectures, short activities, and assessments in units on Saving and Budgeting, Interest and Debt, Investments and Retirement, Income and Benefits, Housing, Car Expenses, Taxes, Paying for College, and Keeping Your Information Safe.

Subject:
Business and Administrative Services
Financial Literacy
Economics and Financial Literacy
Material Type:
Full Course
Date Added:
04/21/2022
Photovoltaic Efficiency
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Through a series of four lessons, students are introduced to many factors that affect the power output of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. Factors such as the angle of the sun, panel temperature, specific circuit characteristics, and reflected radiation determine the efficiency of solar panels. These four lessons are paired with hands-on activities in which students design, build and test small photovoltaic systems. Students collect their own data, and examine different variables to determine their effects on the efficiency of PV panels to generate electrical power.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Abby Watrous
Denise W. Carlson
Dr. Gregor Henze
Eszter Horyani
Jack Baum
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Stephen Johnson
William Surles
Date Added:
09/18/2014
The Physics of Fluid Mechanics
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From drinking fountains at playgrounds, water systems in homes, and working bathrooms at schools to hydraulic bridges and levee systems, fluid mechanics are an essential part of daily life. Fluid mechanics, the study of how forces are applied to fluids, is outlined in this unit as a sequence of two lessons and three corresponding activities. The first lesson provides a basic introduction to Pascal's law, Archimedes' principle and Bernoulli's principle and presents fundamental definitions, equations and problems to solve with students, as well as engineering applications. The second lesson provides a basic introduction to above-ground storage tanks, their pervasive use in the Houston Ship Channel, and different types of storage tank failure in major storms and hurricanes. The unit concludes with students applying what they have learned to determine the stability of individual above-ground storage tanks given specific storm conditions so they can analyze their stability in changing storm conditions, followed by a project to design their own storage tanks to address the issues of uplift, displacement and buckling in storm conditions.

Subject:
Earth and Space Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Emily Sappington
Mila Taylor
Date Added:
09/18/2014