Monday, 24 September 2012

Resources to Start Off Your Week 36

     This week I found a really neat resource thanks to a fellow student teacher as well as a great science resource that is developed for the Manitoba Curriculum! As always, I will be adding these to my lists of resources on my Fav Websites page.

1 ) Sporcle
- Sporcle is an online database of fun quizzes and trivia games on a multitude of
  different subjects. There are many educational quizzes that could be a great
   in-class activity to put up on the SMART Board, an activity for those students
   who are done early or even be used as formative assessment.
- The great thing about Sporcle is that you can create your own quizzes so
   you can have an online quiz perfectly suited to your classroom. You could also
   have students create their own quizzes to demonstrate understanding of the
* Big thanks to a fellow student teacher, Tyler, for sharing this resource with me!
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2 ) Manitoba Curriculum Science Resources: U of M CRYSTAL Project
- As part of their research project on "Understanding the Dynamics of Risk and
  Protective Factors in Promoting Success in Science and Mathematics", a team
  lead by Dr. Robinson at the University of Manitoba has put together a great
  list of science resources for teachers.
- This extremely comprehensive list provides detailed resources for EVERY
  CLUSTER of the Manitoba Science Curriculum from Grade 5 through Grade
  10 as well as Grade 11/12 Chemistry and some Physics. If that wasn't enough
  it also has specialty resources for Nunavut.
* So far this is the BEST resource I've found that follows the MB Curriculum,
  thank you to everyone who is involved in this project!

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Happy Monday everyone!


  1. Thanks for the shout out and for sharing the CRYSTAL Project!

    1. No problem!
      PS The Weebly tutorial was really helpful but the background image that is used includes the background for the page tabs, the border, etc. So I am thinking I will just have to work the tree background into my theme unless I get really creative

  2. wow. this seems really an innovative idea for making learning a fun activity. thanks for sharing.

    fun quizzes

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    1. Thank you Carolyn! I'm getting quite the list now on my Fav Websites page and am really excited about all the options I'll have in the classroom now :)


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