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Chemistry Now Series from NBC Learn

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Chemistry Now NBCTeachable Moment: Slick production value, full on lesson plans.  Not a bad resource!

NBC Learn explains the chemistry of everyday life and the world around us.

References: http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/chemistry-now

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Lessonopoly

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Lessonopoly LogoTeachable Moment: Lessonopoly is a great collection of lesson plans and multimedia.

Welcome to Lessonopoly! We are an open educational resource aiming to make life a little easier for busy educators like you. Lessonopoly is a free software portal developed by Silicon Valley Education Foundation. This site was created with constant input from teachers to deliver a set of effective and easy to use tools, even for teachers who do not have time to learn new technologies. Lessonopoly empowers teachers to organize activities inside and outside the classroom, create and share lesson plans, and connect to other teachers by building online communities. The Silicon Valley Education Foundation works across the boundaries of all 33 school districts in Santa Clara County to ensure public schools have the resources and expertise they need to ensure our students succeed. Take a look around and let us know what you think! E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

References: http://lessonopoly.org/

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BetterLessons.org

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Better Lesson LogoTeachable Moment: Great community of teachers sharing lesson plans etc. 

BetterLesson was founded by a group of teachers from Atlanta and Boston public schools to connect educators and help them create, organize, and share their curricula. We are focused on aggregating and scaling the most innovative content and practices from high-performing teachers across the country.

References: http://www.betterlesson.org/

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nxtprograms.com

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nxtprograms.com logoTeachable Moment: Mindstorms NXT is a great tool but figuring out projects and programs is very time consuming.  This web site has some fun projects that help students explore a broad range of NXT projects.

If you have a LEGO®MINDSTORMS®NXT robotics kit, then this site provides free building instructions and downloadable programs for lots of fun projects.

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NAIS Sustainability Web Resources

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NAIS logoTeachable Moment: NAIS has pulled together a great collection of resources for teachers interested in sustainability.  Well worth poking around this web site and signing up for the Listserve.

Schools need to work toward environmental sustainability by becoming more green, reducing school and personal carbon footprints, promoting a commitment to life-long environmental responsibility, and incorporating environmental education into the curriculum

References: http://www.nais.org/go/green

The Cloud Institute

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cloud institute for sustainability educationTeachable Moment: Highly recommended web site for teaching sustainability.  I haven't used it myself so would be interested in others experience with it.

Einstein once said, “[t]he significant problems we face cannot be solved with the same level of thinking we used to create them.” Education for Sustainability (EfS) is our contribution to cultivating that different way of thinking.

RAFT - Resource Area For Teaching

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RAFT ImageTeachable Moment: If you're a science teacher in the SF Bay Area, this is an amazing resource.

The Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) started with an idea. What if:

Every child could get excited about learning through collaborative "hands-on" activities?

Every educator could obtain low-cost materials and the training to use them in "hands-on" projects?

21st Century learning skills developed through "hands-on" education could become pervasive and improve educational outcomes?

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The NXT Classroom

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Teachable Moment: This is the best one-stop place to find amazing resources for teaching using Mindstorms NXT. 

The NXT Classroom; a community dedicated to supporting teachers who are using the LEGO Mindstorm System in their classroom.

References: http://www.thenxtclassroom.com/

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