Discovery Education announces the debut of the Discovery Channel’s epic 11-part natural-history series, LIFE, on Discovery Education streaming Plus in late March, following the U.S. premiere of the series on television. LIFE is the definitive exploration of our planet’s living things and their spectacular, bizarre, and fascinating behaviors. Fulllength episodes, clips, and classroom resources aligned to state standards will be available to educators and students the day after each episode premieres on the Discovery Channel. Teachers’ guides and ancillary materials for three targeted grade bands (3-5, 6- 8, and 9-12) will promote critical thinking among students and will support educators in taking a cross-curricular instructional approach.Price: Contact company for pricing. Category: science

What Is Second Life?

One of our teachers recently attended a conference where she heard about something called Second Life that is apparently being used for distance learning. What exactly is Second Life? Second Life is a Web-based virtual world where users can interact with one another. Recently several major colleges

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Give your Professional Development a Second Life

Most of the teachers I know strive to be life long learners. They’re also some of the busiest, life juggling,” can’t say no” people on the planet. Pursuing professional development (PD) is contractual for some, and oxygen for others. As

Surfing Second Life

from Technology & Learning Second Life's unstructured atmosphere and wide-open spaces where student creativity can grow and flourish are two of the reasons Pepperdine University Professor Bill Moseley integrated the program into his curriculum. However, says Moseley (who created the graphic above), the

Life of Galileo

 Rice University offers an impressive online project about Galileo Galilei, his life and work. Includes a glossary of terms, a timeline, maps, pictures, primary texts, family letters, and sketches. courtesy of netTrekker

Life on Mars

Life on Mars This site, from Scholastic, delves into past speculation that Mars could support life, beginning with the Italian astronomer Schiaparelli's talk about "canali" that he thought he could see on Mars and continuing up to modern science's examination of the meteorite from Mars discovered

Literature and Life

Literature and Life PBS explores African-American literature, from slave narratives to the work of contemporary artists. This comprehensive site explores the authors, era, and impact of the literature. There are also audio clip readings and video clip interviews.

Life of the Bard

Accessible information about Shakespeare, including his family background, education, marriage, career, the "lost years," works and study materials. From the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, an independent charity that promotes the world's Shakespeare heritage.courtesy of netTrekker

Mrs. McGowan's Second Grade

Name: Mrs. McGowan's Second Grade Brief Description of the Site: Marci McGowan has taught primary grades for more than ten years at H. W. Mountz Elementary School in Spring Lake, NJ. Her classroom Web site originally focused on First Grade, but with a new teaching assignment in 2003-04, she has expanded the site