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Title: How do you Lino?
Digital Tool: Lino
Digital Tool 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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Title: Character Scavenger Hunt
Digital Tool: StoryJumper
Digital Tool Description: StoryJumper is a site that gives parents, kids, and authors a fun set of intuitive tools for writing and illustrating kids stories. Our goal is to inspire anyone that's ever wanted to write a kids story to get started! (description provided from StoryJumper is free to use online.

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Title: Interactive Presentations!
Digital Tool: Nearpod
Digital Tool Description: Nearpod is an interactive presentation that a teacher or student can download and create. "Create, Engage, Assess'. There are many possibilities with this tool. 

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Title: A Walk in Their Shoes: Exploring the Underground Railroad
Digital Tool: The Underground Railroad: The Journey
Digital Tool Description: In this interactive tool, students are presented with real life situations that a slave might have faced when attempting to escape on the Underground Railroad. In these situations, students must decide if yes they would or no they wouldn't go forth with the options presented to them. Students are introduced to multiple people who were instrumental in the success of the Underground Railroad, such as Harriet Tubman, Thomas Garrett, Frederick Douglas, and Susan B. Anthony. If followed all the way thorough, students will conclude their journey in Canada as free citizens. 

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Title: Living with Lions
Digital Tool: National Geographic Video
Digital Tool Description: This National Geographic video, titled "Lives of Lions," will be used to begin a lesson on identifying characteristics and survival traits of animals.

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Title: The Water Cycle Adventure
Digital Tool: Scholastic StudyJams Water Cycle Video
Digital Tool Description: The Scholastic StudyJams Water Cycle video can be used in the classroom to introduce students to the three steps that make up the water cycle. There is an included link to a quiz to assess the students learning. 

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Title: What's the Matter? Solid, liquid, or gas?
Digital Tool: Science kids
Digital Tool Description: This digital tool is an interactive way to experiment with solids, liquids, and gases. Students are challenged to find the correct category for other examples such as milk, sand, rain, helium, wood and air. Watch what happens when you heat liquids and cool gases. 

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Title: Aboard the Mayflower
Digital Tool: Scholastic
Digital Tool Description: This interactive website allows students to relive part of the journey to America on board of the Mayflower. The website provides pictures and details concerning hardships that were faced in and outside the vessel. Students can also tour the ship and locate up to 7 rooms the Mayflower offered.

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Title: Finding the Elements of a Story
Digital Tool: Interactives: Elements of a Story
Digital Tool Description: Elements of a Story is an interactive Web site where students can learn about different literary "ingredients" that make up a story. After watching and listening to an interactive version of "Cinderella," students will learn about various elements that are common to all stories: setting, characters, plot, exposition, conflict, climax, and resolution.

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