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    Content Partner Web Site Tour

    Take a Quick Tour of the Verizon Thinkfinity Content Partner Web Sites

Below you will find a series of challenges to help you discover what is available at each of the Content Partner

    Web sites. Begin by going to the Verizon Thinkfinity Web site and choosing Content Partners from the About Us

    link. Then click on the title of one of the Content Partners. Complete the challenges listed within the table below

    for that Content Partner. Take notes so you can recall this information in the future.

    Partner Site Challenge Notes

    Click on Lessons and notice the

    three filters. How many lessons are

    available for middle school students

    in the visual arts?

     Scroll to the bottom of the ARTSEDGE

    page to locate “Arts Days,” the

    calendar of activities, multimedia

    links and lessons associated with a

    given day. Select tomorrow’s date

    and describe the results.

     To learn more about the latest

    economics news and information,

    click on the Current Events link at

    EconEdLink. Select one of the

    featured events and review one of

    the related lesson plans. What is the

    difference between the teacher and

    student versions” of the lesson?

    From the EconEdLink homepage,

    describe how you would locate a

    lesson on “money for grades 3-5.

    The subject catalog is organized into

    four subject areas. When you click

    on any one of these, the subject

    navigator allows you to further

    search by what two criteria?

     Visit the EDSITEment calendar.

    Review the legend for types of

    resources you will find on the

    calendar. List one activity with its

    designated resource type and

    describe how you might use it.

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    Content Partner Web Site Tour

Illuminations offers over 100 online

    activities. Click on the Activities link,

    check one of the grade level boxes and then click on “Search.” Select

    one and explore its features. Does

    the activity list an associated lesson

    plan?

    Under Standards you will not only find the actual standards for Mathematics, but Electronic

    Examples and Video Reflections. How can the Video Reflections help teachers?

     There are many student interactives available on ReadWriteThink.

    Choose one of the interactive materials that you may not have seen before and describe how you might use it in the classroom.

     Review the blue column on the left labeled, “Search Resources.” Click

    on the +more button under Grade

    Level and make a choice. Notice the Resource Type defaults to Student Interactive due to the last activity. Click on the X (close box) to the right of Student Interactive to clear that

    choice. Now make a different selection and browse one of the resources listed on the right.

    When you click on Lessons the table is automatically sorted by grade level. What happens when you click on “Benchmarks?” Be sure to scroll through the list to see what happens.

From the Science NetLinks

    homepage, click on the link labeled

    “Weekly Science Update.” Explain

    what this section has to offer and

    provide a description of at least one example.

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    Content Partner Web Site Tour

     Scroll through the timeline located on

    the homepage of Smithsonian’s

    History Explorer. Click on the red bar of the Era in which you were born

    and click to view all resources for that Era. Filter the results by lesson/activity. When you click on

    the title of a lesson you are presented with a summary page. How do you get to the actual lesson/activity?

     Click on the link to Interactives/Media

    from Smithsonian’s History

    Explorer’s main page. Filter the

    results by K-2. Notice that “Building A Sod House” is designated as appropriate for all grade levels. Explore this resource and describe how it could be used in the

    classroom.

    Click on the link to Standards at the top of the Xpeditions Web site. Notice the number line that

    represents the 18 standards. Click

    on any one of the numbers along that number line. Why would

    teachers find this strategy useful?

Click on the link to the Atlas at the

    top of the Xpeditions Web site.

    Describe the steps you would take to print a map of India that students could label.

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