April 24, 2014

Tools for Teachers

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

State and Federal Resources for the Classroom - 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

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/disaster/masters

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

Risk Watch -
K-12 Teaching Tools from the National Fire Protection Association – http://www.nfpa.org/categorylist.asp?categoryid=1050&url=safetyinformation/forpubliceducators/educationprograms/riskwatch

Discovery Education's "Ready Classroom" -
Emergency Preparedness tools for Teachers, Students and Families – http://readyclassroom.discoveryeducation.com/#/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 Uh-Oh's" from the National Fire Protection Association -
http://nfpa4kids.org/grownups/

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 2007 and how those funds were spent - http://www.concordcoalition.org/act/tools/penny-game

 

BULLYING

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

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

Cool School -
Conflict Resolution Game for Kids, Grades K-2 - http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Demo/coolschool

Common Sense Media Information on Bullying - 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://safesupportiveschools.ed.gov/index.php?id=01

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 -
http://www.stopbullying.gov/