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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Current Site and App of the Week - eSchool News July 16, 2014

Current Site of the Week 
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"This week's Site of the Week features digital primary sources your students can use to deepen their understanding of civics and history." writes 

Flexible, free digital resources help students delve into history, journalism, and more  

The Newseum Digital Classroom is a free, cross-disciplinary classroom resource featuring interactive timelines, archival videos and downloadable historic front pages through our lenses of historical connections, media literacy and civics. 

Digital Classroom resources include:

  • Flexible, ready-to-teach lesson plans and handouts
  • Standards-aligned content, including Common Core
  • Integrated interactives that support media literacy, critical thinking skills and civic engagement
  • Hundreds of primary sources, including historic front pages, photographs and newsreels
  • Video lessons and viewing guides
  • Extension activity ideas
  • Opportunities for students to submit their work 
App of the week

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  • Convert PDF to editable Microsoft Excel (xlsx), Word (docx), PowerPoint (pptx).
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Source: eSchool News