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Linda Wooldridge has been homeschooling since 1998, and she has been on the PPEA board for three years as the orientation coordinator for Pinellas County.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Ghana Slave Dungeon
Built by European traders in the 17th century, Ghana's Cape Coast Castle was the point of departure for the countless numbers of Africans who were sent to the New World as free labor for the colonies. Join Explore founder Charles Annenberg Weingarten on a virtual tour of the slave dungeon, and witness the horrific conditions the captives were forced to endure while waiting to be sent across the Atlantic. Run time 04:31.
Using Microsoft Access To Organize Your Life
Lean the basic functions of Microsoft Excel. A virtual walk through on creating a database, form, running a query and more. (7:03)
"Market Women's Cries" Poem by Jonathan Swift
A virtual movie (portrait sitting in chair with book) of Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) "reading" one of his much loved poems "Market Women's Cries". This poem is a good example of Jonathan Swift as satirist. (1:12)
Changing with the Tide
The Changing with the Tide lesson plan is written around a role-play activity in which students learn about and act out the behavior of plants and animals in a salt marsh habitat as the tides change. An unusual feature of salt marshes is the dramatic daily change in stresses and interactions that the organisms face. On this Starting Point page, teachers can find learning goals, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment hints and references and resources dealing with this exercise.
Anglo-Saxons and the Beowulf Epic
This video (audio is a bit unclear in some parts) is about the connection between the Old English heroic epic poem Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons who settled in England. The story of Beowulf, the warrior who slew the monster, Grendel, is about Danes and Swedes. How did it become Britain’s national epic?
In this story behind the movie, Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons, step back in time to the Dark Ages. Take a virtual trip to the story’s setting, in Scandinavia, to s
Head-mounted display projects onto the retina
Apart from industrial applications, this display could be used in AR technology, combining the real and virtual worlds. This is a video that should generate interest for advanced technology students.
Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece (Part 1 of 5) This video looks at the Palace of Knossos and the history behind the palace. Today the remains of the palace can still be seen. Video shows the ruins of the palace and a virtual model of what they think the palace looked like. The palace covered 20,000 square yards. Discussion of The Oracle of Delphi is started in this video. The oracle is the mysterious powers that Delphi contained. Video is
This video looks at the Palace of Knossos and the history behind the palace. Today the remains of the palace can still be seen. Video shows the ruins of the palace and a virtual model of what they think the palace looked like. The palace covered 20,000 square yards. Discussion of The Oracle of Delphi is started in this video. The oracle is the mysterious powers that Delphi contained. Video is
Mr. Lyman's 7th grade Frog Lab
Welcome to the Frog Lab which will guide you through a virtual dissection.
Virtual Manipulative: Base 10 Blocks and More
This is a virtual manipulative (that uses a Java applet). Illustrate addition and subtraction in a variety of bases. Please take a few seconds to wait for this virtual manipulate to fully load. From Utah State University
Virtual Manipulative- Add and Subtract Decimals With Base 10 Blocks
Add and subtract decimal values using base blocks. The problems difficulty is controlled by the user. Set the number of whole number columns up to 100s. Set the decimal places from 0 to 3 places. Other bases are available. Please take a few seconds to wait for this virtual manipulate (that uses a Java applet) to fully load. From Utah State University.
Subtraction With Base 10 Blocks
Base Blocks Subtraction – Use base ten blocks to model separation of groups in subtraction. The user can adjust the problem difficulty by changes the number of digits that appear. Please take a few seconds to wait for this virtual manipulate (that uses a Java applet) to fully load. From Utah State University.
Virtual Manipulative: Create a Bar Chart
Bar Chart – Create a bar chart showing quantities or percentages by labeling columns and clicking on values. This virtual manipulative is a wonderful tool to teaching learners how to create and interact with Bar Charts. From Utah State University.
Grapher- A Virtual Manipulative
Grapher is a tool for graphing and exploring functions. There are instructions to the right of the manipulative. This virtual manipulative allows the learner to explore and interact with functions.
Percentages - Virtual Manipulative
Percentages are a way of expressing a fraction, a part of a whole, as an appropriate portion of 100. The relation is written out as the equation to the right of the Percent Gauge:
Part/Whole = Percent/100
With this virtual manipulative you may specify any two of the three quantities, "Part," "Whole," or "Percent." When you click the Compute button, the computer will calculate the remaining quantity. The percentage relationship is displayed visually in the vertical column
Fraction Bars - A Virtual Manipulative
In this manipulative, colored bars of any length from 1 to 10 are available. Using this virtual manipulative you may:
-Add bars to the workspace
-Change the color of the bars
-Remove bars from the workspace
There are instructions to the right side of the manipulative.
Fraction Pieces - A Virtual Manipulative
This virtual manipulative can be used to work with fractional parts of a circle or a square. Please wait a few seconds for the Java applet to load. There are instructions to the right side of the manipulative.
Color Patterns-Virtual Manipulative
Using this virtual manipulative you may:
-Describe a color pattern
-Extend the pattern
-Fix a mistake
-Check your solution
-Generate a new pattern
Describe a color pattern
Starting from the upper left corner of the workspace, use your words to describe the sequence of colors.
Extend the pattern
Click on a button with a question mark and then click on the appropriate color to extend the pattern.
Number Patterns - Virtual Manipulative
This virtual manipulative teaches recognition of number patterns.
Observe the initial numbers in a sequence and enter what you think remaining the remaining values in the pattern are. Click Check Answer to see if your answer matches the computer's answer.
Click New Problem to try a new number sequence.
Sieve of Eratosthenes - Virtual Manipulative
This virtual manipulative displays a grid containing numbers from 2 to 200. You can use it to explore patterns and relationships involving multiples.
Using this virtual manipulative you may:
-Remove multiples of a number
-Show multiples of numbers
-Reset the workspace
-Choose how many rows to display