Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HippoCampus Content Updates

Check out D219's HippoCampus Portal at http://www.hippocampus.org/?user=myNTHS
This is available for all D219 students (their families) and teachers.



BREAKING NEWS:  
SIX NEW CONTENT COLLECTIONS
Bolstered by a fresh look and feel, HippoCampus.org is your go-to resource for rich, vigorous, no-cost educational media, including six new collections, spanning everything from Religion to DNA and RNA. 

For juicy details, read on.
Chattanooga State Technical College Collection
CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE COLLECTION
In addition to a "Religions of the World" course media update, we acquired Chattanooga State Technical College's "Chemistry of Global Climate Change," a course for non-science majors.

Concord Consortium Collection
CONCORD CONSORTIUM COLLECTION 
The Concord Consortium Collection offers two flavors of content: activities in which students work a series of interactive screens, enhancing core concept learning, and simulations in which users manipulate the input and run a test to see what effect their changes make. Collection topics cover Algebra and Geometry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics.

 Math Snacks Collection 
MATH SNACKS COLLECTION
From the Mexico State University Learning Games Lab, we boast six engaging math animations and five online games (Flash) for middle school students. Each includes a companion "How to Teach with . . ." video, highlighting teachers' best practices for using this content in the classroom.
BioInteractive Collection
BIOINTERACTIVE COLLECTION (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
With both videos and animations, this collection addresses biological topics, including DNA and RNA, as well as Earth Science.

Mt. San Jacinto College Collection
MT. SAN JACINTO COLLEGE COLLECTION 
The 15 videos in the "Crafting an Effective Writer" course teach English basics, such as subjects and verbs, parts of speech, clauses and phrases, and composition. The format includes live-action video, featuring Mt. San Jacinto instructors, and display of text and highlighted concepts on a virtual tablet.

APES in a Box Collection 

APES IN A BOX COLLECTION
Recommended by a teacher who responded to our annual HippoCampus survey, these slide-based videos help students master core concepts in preparation for the AP Environmental Science exam. 
 


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