This formerly "official" website for Jesse M. Bethel High School is still active with links to current official sites, district-related websites and much more!
More Off-Site Resources for Teachers, Parents & Students:
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) -- a great resource with lesson plans, back-to-school & common core resources, and more.
- Common Core State Standards Initiative
- California Dept. of Education - Common Core Content Standards
- Webb's Depth of Knowlege (DOK): Video Introduction +links to three PDF files that illustrate the DOK in a wheel graph, DOK for content areas, and cognative rigor matrixes for reading/writing and math/science -- courtesy of the NYCDE
- Webb Depth of Knowledge (DOK) (10 page guide, PDF format) courtesy of MDE via APS
- California Dept. of Education - Testing & Accountability --> API, CAASPP, CELDT, CAHSEE, Smarter Balanced Assessment System
- Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortiumn
- Parent Roadmap -- supporting high school ELA from the Council of Great City Schools. [ 7 PDF pages ]
- Career Technical Education Online - Common Core-aligned, linked-learning lessons, activities for students. (Fields include: Multi-Media Design, Engineering, Business & Finance, Business Financial Management, Health & Medical, Fashion/Interior Design, Hospitality, and many more) (Free Accounts for Teachers)
- Open Study: Tired of Studying Alone? Try Joining This Free Membership Study Group Online Community
- Free-Federal Registry of Educational Excellence - Search for federally registered learning resources.
- Education Portal - English & American Literature, Composition
- Watch, Know & Learn: Portal to thousands of educational videos related to English Language Arts & Literature
- Open Culture - Free K12 Educational Resource (including video lessons, applications, books & websites)
- Solano County Library Online Catalog Search (Get Your Library Card and Login for additional services)
- Education World Tools & Templates -- including graphic organizers,
- California Dept. of Education - Curriculum Frameworks & Instruction
- California Depat. of Education- Truancy (Definitions, Mandates, Interventions, Penalties
- Internet Essay Exposer: tool to confirm if a student essay has been plagerized from the Internet.
- Make Sense Strategies' Graphics Organizer's - Teacher Resource for Graphic Organizers, Presentations, Handouts, Videos, Articles & Free Downloads
- PowToon: bring animated videos & presentations into your classroom for FREE, easy as PowerPoint. Have fun bringing animation into asignments teacher and student presentations.
- Teacher Tube: Providing instructional videos in a safe environment. You'll need to register for an account (free).
- Cooperative Learning: Includes four potential seating "best practices" charts (PDF)
USEFUL FREE ONLINE COURSES
Touch Typing: With the arrival every Spring of "California's Smarter Balanced Testing" that requires students to compose and type a timed essay online, knowing how to "touch type" (w/o looking at fingers) is an essential skill --- as it always has been. At our local community college, Keyboarding is the most popular course offered---with a very long waiting-list of students. At this point in time, JBHS does not offer Keyboarding (aka "touch typing"). But you can still learn how to touch type for Free online! Typing websites which require you to create a username and password can store your progress. Let us know which of these online typing courses worked best for you or if there's a great one not listed here! Here are several different free typing courses in no particular order:
Jesse Bethel 2006 Student Survey: Quicktime Movie -- Student Eating, Sleeping and Study Habits
Acknowledging that the above survey was taken eight years ago and some improvements (e.g. in our school lunches) may have occurred in the intervening time, this survey is probably still a fairly accurate picture of student habits; the animation may help point the way toward positive change for some.
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