Lessons in Thinkfinity are all standards based. DESE and Thinkfinity are working together to align the state standards with Thinkfinity lessons. (ELA not yet – but coming)
Some highlights – taken from http://thinkfinitytraining.wikispaces.com/
Crossword Puzzle (K-12 interactive)
Crossword Puzzle (Tips and Hints)
EconoEdLink (gr. 6-8 lesson plan)
Science NetLinks (Science Update - 1918 flu podcast)
Library of Congress (interactive - The Rewriting of the Declaration of Independence)
Bird Populations (handout - ScienceNetLinks)
Ghosts and Fears in Language Arts: Exploring the Way Writers Scare Readers (RWT lesson plan; 9-12)
Collaboration on a Class Book: Exploring Before-During-After Sequences (RWT lesson plan; K-2)
Things That Go Bump in the Night (Spotlight Halloween resources from Artsedge; 5-12)
Read Write Think – Student Materials are the interactives.
Fact Fragment Frenzy - with a video tutorial and then a interactive activity for the students.
Click here for more examples.
Partners: (from http://www.thinkfinity.org/partners.aspx)
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - provides resources and examples for teachers to teach in, through, and about the arts. The site includes lesson plans advocacy and professional development resources.
Council for Economic Education - lessons and classroom learning activities based on economics topics in the news and real-time economics data.
EDSITEment - features lesson plans and additional classroom resources about art and culture, literature and language arts, foreign language, history and social studies. It also serves as a gateway to the best humanities sites on the Web and features a monthly theme-based teaching resource calendar.
Illuminations - designed by The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics(NCTM) to bring its Principles and Standards for School Mathematics to life through engaging interactive applets, standards-based lesson plans and other teacher resources.
Literacy Network - tools to improve their knowledge and performance and expand their skills in literacy instruction. The site features best practices for lifelong literacy development, valuable professional development opportunities and hundreds of resources
Science NetLinks - provides resources for K-12 teachers and students. The site includes lesson plans, interactives, hands-on activities and reviewed resources
Smithsonian's History Explorer - gateway to innovative, standards-based online resources for teaching and learning American history.
Xpeditions - standards-based geography content. Includes materials for K-12 teachers and students and their families, including an interactive atlas.
Link to state content standards: http://www.academicbenchmarks.com/search/
Link to NETS-S standards: http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForStudents/NETS_for_Students.htm
Link to 21st century skills: http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=254&Itemid=120