April 25, 2018

Tools for Teachers

The following are resources that may be of use to to the teaching community. Please use these as you feel fit:

U.S. Government's official web portal for kids (parents & teachers, too) – http://kids.usa.gov/

Maryland Learning Links – www.marylandlearninglinks.org

Decision Making Game – http://playspent.org/

Risk Management Game – http://www.e-oikos.net/gmap/oikos.htm

Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are-at their skill-level, in their schools and in ways that inspire them to keep learning. https://code.org/ 

EPA Student and Teacher Resources – http://www.epa.gov/students/

"Masters of Disaster" – This award winning curriculum from the Red Cross teaches children how to handle disasters and emergencies. Educator lesson plans provided – http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/resources-for-schools#/Masters-of Disaster

Hydroville Curriculum Project –
Students assume the roles of professionals on a multidisciplinary team brought in to solve real-world scenarios, based on actual occurrences and real data – Hydroville Curriculum Project

K-12 Teaching Tools from the National Fire Protection Association – http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-public-educators

Discovery Education's Free Teacher Resources – http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/#/map

Sparky the Fire Dog –
A web site from NFPA with games and safety tips for children of all ages- http://www.sparky.org

The Mint –
Teaching Money Management Skills to 6-12 graders – http://themint.org/teachers/

"NEED" – The National Energy Education and Development Project – NEED materials are hands-on and incorporate the philosophy of Kids Teaching Kids. NEED makes teaching and learning about energy exciting, as students develop leadership and critical thinking skills – http://www.need.org/

AirNow – Kid's Air –
A cross agency – US Government Web site to educate children on air quality. The following lilnk is to Teacher Resources – http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=learning.forteachers

Penny-Game –
To learn how much the federal government collected in revenues and borrowed in fiscal year 2015 and how those funds were spent – http://www.concordcoalition.org/act/tools/penny-game

Agritourism – Safety on Farm Field Trips, Farm Animal Safety http://safeagritourism.org/


Preventing Bullying and Cyber-Bullying – http://tobecomeateacher.org/preventing-bullying-cyber-bullying/

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports – http://www.pbis.org/

Maryland PBIS – http://www.pbismaryland.org/

Common Sense Media Information on Cyberbullying – http://www.commonsensemedia.org/cyberbullying

Home of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program – http://www.violencepreventionworks.org

Take the Pledge to Stop Bullying – http://www.facebook.com/stopbullyingspeakup

Safe and Supportive Schools – http://www2.ed.gov/programs/safesupportiveschools/index.html

Teaching Tolerance Resources –
This site has classroom activities, kits, handbooks, grant opportunities, etc. –http://www.tolerance.org/

Stop Bullying Now! –
A campaign to help raise awareness to bullying and what adults and children can do to stop it –