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Subject: Science (9 - 12), Information Literacy (K - 12), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (9 - 12), Literacy Standards (6-12) (9 - 10), Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Historical Climate Analysis Activity
Description: The object of this activity is to demonstrate the concept of climate change. Historical climate data has been used to show a local area in central England to represent an entire time frame. This learning activity incorporates temperature conversions, graphing, graphical analysis and extensions into the Medieval Warm Period.  This activity results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12), Information Literacy (K - 12), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (9 - 12), Literacy Standards (6-12) (9 - 10)
Title: Rock Cycle WebQuest
Description: This activity covers the rock cycle.  It incorporates the transformation of rocks into sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic. It also incorporates activities for identification of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks.  It includes videos (with questions) that reinforce the rock cycle.  This activity results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12), Information Literacy (K - 12), Mathematics (9 - 12), Literacy Standards (6-12) (9 - 10)
Title: Hurricane Tracking Activity
Description: This activity utilizes maps and other visualizations to analyze past NOAA hurricane data.  It incorporates graphing wind speed and pressure to note the correlation between the two. Finally, it will show the relationship between hurricane category and damage.   This activity results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.


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Subject: English Language Arts (5), Arts Education (5), Technology Education (3 - 5), Information Literacy (K - 12), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5)
Title: Cracking the Secret Code in Media Arts
Description: Analyzing a commercial for a high-interest product, students will identify the elements and principles of design used to convey the message and ideal of a company through a digital collaborative space. Students will generate many, varied, and unusual ways to communicate their own message, matching the company's ideals, through a different use of elements and principles of design. This is the third activity in a series of four to meet Media Arts Standard 5.1: Using Productive Thinking in Media ArtsIdentifying and Choosing a Message in Media ArtsCracking the Code in Media ArtsStoryboarding in Media Arts This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.


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Subject: Information Literacy (K - 12), English Language Arts (1)
Title: Accelerated Reader Word Cloud
Description: Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.This tool can be used for any standard. Students are able to focus on a certain aspect and use facts or adjectives to describe the aspect in words.


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Subject: English Language Arts (6), Information Literacy (K - 12), Social Studies (6)
Title: The Ellis Island Experience: Portal to Progress
Description: Mindomo is a highly versatile mind-mapping tool. In this learning asset Mindomo is used as a resource for analyzing the steps immigrants went through in order to successfully gain entrance to America.


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Subject: Technology Education (K - 2), Information Literacy (K - 12), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K - 2)
Title: How do you Lino?
Description: This website is a digital cork board where students can share their ideas through virtual sticky notes and pictures. This website can be used to get ideas flowing at the beginning of the lesson. The teacher can present a topic and the kids can write notes/questions/comments and post pictures relating to the topic of what they think it is. This can also be used for students who are working on a group project together. They are able to put there ideas out on the cork board so they can collaborate and make decisions.


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Subject: Information Literacy (K - 12), Technology Education (9 - 12), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8)
Title: Presenting....Digital Citizenship through Infographics
Description: Piktochart is one of many programs that makes it easy for teachers to integrate literacy and technology standards into any lesson.  Visual learners love the way that infographics seem to make data easier to digest.  Infographics are very helpful when a teacher wants to 'chunk' a lesson in to smaller units.  'Chunking' is a method for grouping and organizing information to make it easier to comprehend and remember.  Piktochart can be used to display and present a large amount of information in a visually appealing way.    


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Subject: Information Literacy (K - 12), English Language Arts (5)
Title: Search 'N Rove
Description: Rover provides media resources for researching specific information.   Rover is targeted towards enhancing the K-12 education experience, bringing the best online learning content to your iPad.  


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Subject: Technology Education (K - 2), Information Literacy (K - 12), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K - 1)
Title: My Number Thoughts
Description: This word cloud generator will provide an engagement activity for ALEX Lesson # 32258 It's Number Time. This online word cloud generator is appropriate for second grade students.


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