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This short guide to accessibility in OER provides links to sites that maintain up-to-date guides, tips, directions, and helpful tools for creating accessible materials.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/22/2020
Activities for Identifying Similarities and Differences
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This article discusses the four forms of identifying similarities and differences: comparing, classifying, creating metaphors, and creating analogies and how these strategies can be used in an elementary classroom.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
03/01/2008
Biodomes Engineering Design Project: Lessons 2-6
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In this multi-day activity, students explore environments, ecosystems, energy flow and organism interactions by creating a scale model biodome, following the steps of the engineering design process. The Procedure section provides activity instructions for Biodomes unit, lessons 2-6, as students work through Parts 1-6 to develop their model biodome. Subjects include energy flow and food chains, basic needs of plants and animals, and the importance of decomposers. Students consider why a solid understanding of one's environment and the interdependence of an ecosystem can inform the choices we make and the way we engineer our own communities. This activity can be conducted as either a very structured or open-ended design.

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Scientific and Engineering Practices
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Activity/Lab
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TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Christopher Valenti
Denise Carlson
Katherine Beggs
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Creating Resources in Open Author Screencast, Part II
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This screencast goes over how to add metadata to your resource before you publish it on #GoOpenVA.  There are many choices you have to make and you may want to look over the choices ahead of time.  See the Metadata Planning Document: https://goopenva.org/courseware/lesson/413/overview This is Part II of 2 videos that help you learn how to use Open Author to add resources on #GoOpenVA.  Part I is here https://goopenva.org/courseware/lesson/431/overview

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Visual Media
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
04/15/2020
#GoOpenVA Metadata Planning Document
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This document lists all of the metadata (desriptive information) choices that you can use when PUBLISHING an Open Author resource on #GoOpenVA.  It is a helpful reference for those new to publishing resources and can ehlp you plan ahead before you get online to add the resource.  A printable Word document is added.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
04/14/2020
A Mini World
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As students learn about the creation of biodomes, they are introduced to the steps of the engineering design process, including guidelines for brainstorming. Students learn how engineers are involved in the design and construction of biodomes and use brainstorming to come up with ideas for possible biodome designs. This lesson is part of a series of six lessons in which students use their growing understanding of various environments and the engineering design process, to design and create their own model biodome ecosystems.

Subject:
Scientific and Engineering Practices
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Katherine Beggs
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Podcasts in the Elementary Classroom: Tools for Teachers and Students
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This article provides an overview of podcasts and suggestions for using podcasts in the elementary classroom.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Stephanie Chasteen
Date Added:
05/29/2019