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Five Friday Finds - December 16

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Here is this week's Five Friday Finds...enjoy!

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Pixtick "Capture screenshot, annotate, edit. Save, mail, upload or share.  All online."

ELA
Persuasion Map Site to map out argument for persuasive essay or debate.  Map may also be printed out (either filled out or a blank map).

Mathematics
Piecolor Create a pie chard online.

Science
Build an Atom Online interactive to build an atom.

Social Studies
Ingenious “This site brings together images and viewpoints to create insights into Science & Culture.”

Five Friday Finds - December 9

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Happy Friday!  Here are five new finds for you.  As always, feel free to share with others...

General 
Behold
Easy search engine to find images that are free to use.

ELA
High Frequency Word Bingo Directions and materials to play high frequency word bingo.

Mathematics
Mathsduck Online games and activities to practice math.

Science

Global Clouds
View clouds & city lights on the globe.  The cloud map updates every three hours.

Social Studies
World History Sources "[A] website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."

Five Friday Finds - December 2

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Happy December!  I don't know what the weather is like for you but we got slammed earlier this week and still have quite a bit of snow on the ground.  What a way for November to end and December to begin!

Here are 5 new resources to share with you.  As always, feel free to share with others...

General
A Google a Day Learn to search better and smarter with the Google daily challenge.

ELA
Newswordy Growing collection of "news words" along "a definition, a quote with its use (or misuse) in the media, and a news and Twitter feed on the subject." Updated every weekday.

Mathematics
Dice Simulator "Here is a useful dice simulator for traditional six-sided dice which can be used for playing your own games. Choose the number of dice you want to simulate (1 to 6) and click 'Roll'."

Science

Weatherspark "Beautiful Weather Graphs and Maps" and more.  There are some really cool things you can do with weatherspark.  Just be warned, there is a twitter feed…

Five Wednesday Finds - Thanksgiving Edition

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With most schools taking off this Friday in honor of Thanksgiving, here's a Wednesday edition of Five Friday Finds.  (...just a few days late....)


General
Teachit Timer Simple to use online timer.

ELA
Test Your Vocabulary A self-assessment of the approximate size (in number of words) of your vocabulary.  They have some interesting graphs on the growth of vocabulary over age on a companion page.

Mathematics
Fraction Painter Illustrated fractions using an online interactive; this one is a 6 x 6 grid.

Science
Everyday Mysteries "Everyday Mysteries will help you get the answers to...life's most interesting questions through scientific inquiry. In addition, we will introduce you to the Library of Congress' rich collections in science and technology."

Social Studies
The Best Online & Interactive Museum Exhibits Indiana Jen's blog post on the best exhibits available online.  A very nice list!