Olympic Games Come to Classroom Via the Web
EdGate is bringing the
Olympic Games directly to the classroom with the launch of
its new “Gateway
to the Summer Games” website that provides educators
a host of resources, lesson plans and tools designed to teach
students about the Olympics. Available at www.EdGate.com/summergames,
the website includes sample lesson plans and worksheets for
teachers, activities and games for students, and a tremendous
amount of facts and historical information on the Olympic Games.
In addition, students and teachers can research and study facts
about the Paralympic Games, physical fitness techniques of
Olympic athletes, the geography and history of Athens itself,
and a number of other grade and subject-specific curricula
designed to empower and enrich young minds.
The site offers the only official Olympic-themed
lesson plans available to educators and students. Additionally,
the Paralympics Games section has garnered official recognition
by the International, Canadian and U.S. Paralympic committees.
EdGate combines Web resources, state educational
standards, and statistical prioritization of state testing
criteria to empower the K-12 educational community to make
data-driven decisions that improve student achievement.
EdGate products include
its signature offering, the Curriculum Matrix, an up-to-date
database of state education standards that are mapped to
a school district’s curriculum
and prioritized based on historical and anticipated testing
criteria. A Web-based application desktop for teachers enables them to build classroom Web pages,
publish class calendars and homework, communicate with parents,
and research more than 50,000 educational resources.
offer educational publishers and content providers the opportunity
to re-publish their content, correlating their products directly
to specific state standards and testing criteria. EdGate,
which offers the tools and resources to assist educators
meet the expectations of “No Child
Left Behind” legislation, is headquartered in Gig Harbor,
Wash. More information is available at www.EdGate.com.#