Friday, May 03, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Art Projects for Kids
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Need Inspiration or a Lesson Plan!!
Words for Spring
Words to Use for Spring
Words for Spring. Find words and phrases to describe spring and the arrival of springtime. Adjectives; Nouns; Verbs; Phrases. abloom; active; airy; alive
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Resource Sharing from various Edcamps
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
"A little while back we worked on Character Traits in my groups and I totally forgot to share with you! I made this anchor chart (please pardon the GIANT wrinkle!)"
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Trend Spotting Sites for Educators
Friday, December 21, 2012
Sites to explore over the Xmas Holiday Season
A chance to explore .....
Other Sites that caught my eye this week~
Ed Tech Buzzwords .. An interesting interpretation of where we are heading with the current technology available to us.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
OCDSB Instructional Technology Coach Resources
Welcome to the OCDSB Coaches Corner, a wealth of resources linked to the Ontario curriculum
Feature sites ~
Over 40 Lesson Ideas Based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Edgalaxy - Cool Stuff For Nerdy Teachers - Edgalaxy: Where Education and Technology Meet. via kwout
Cool, trendy stuff for nerdy teachers!!
Also see a sampling of GREAT resources from the site ~
Calculate, area, volume and perimeter using Lego as an engagement tool.
An interactive mindmap of teaching ideas and lesson plans
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Language Arts Character Traits
I had the opportunity to teach a lesson on Character Traits. I used the idea of horoscopes to stimulate, extend and enhance the lesson.
The students used their current novels, chose 3 character traits to support their choices and presented to the class.
Students read their novels and continued to focus on learning about their characters.
~Resources to support the lesson
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Can't decipher all those apps for your youngsters. Add this to your educational toolbox database of apps for education. Apps for Edu
What does it mean to be literate?
What does it mean to be literate? "Title: What Does It Mean To Be Literate in the Age of Google? Abstract: What does it mean to be literate at a time when you can search over billions of texts in less than 300 milliseconds? Although you might think that “literacy” is one of the great constants that transcends the ages, the skills of a literate person have changed substantially over time as texts and technology allow for new kinds of reading and understanding. Knowing how to read is just the beginning of it—knowing how to frame a question, pose a query, how to interpret the texts that you find, how to organize and use the information you discover, how to understand your metacognition—these are all critical parts of being literate as well. In this talk I review what literacy is today, in the age of Google, and show how some very surprising and unexpected skills will turn out to be critical in the years ahead.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
100 Things to Do with Books etc.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Early Childhood Educator's Resource
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Suggest Parents do Bed Time Math with their kids at home, just as they do story time.
Pinning with Purpose
Back-to-School Spirit and Your Pinterest Recommendations literacy-teachingresources
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
30 Sites for Students who Finish Early
I am finished!
Friday, August 17, 2012
15 Math Strategies ...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Back to School
Friday, July 27, 2012
101 Websites for Science Teachers
"I thought the notion of discovery was really fitting for this post—so, with that said, I hope you come across something that excites your students about science."
101 Websites for Science Teachers
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Thinkfinity is a Web portal to professional development materials and standards- based content and resources including K-12 lesson plans and in-class activities. Sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, Verizon Thinkfinity brings teachers, students, and parents free, online education resources.http://www.thinkfinity.org/
Sunday, April 29, 2012
MATH A Tube
Free video and text lesson on all math subjects and all grades, Worksheets, Tables and Charts, Glossary, Formulas, Symbols. Similar to teachertube and yet another way to present information to students.
Friday, April 27, 2012
How to integrate What do you love into the classroom: What do you love is a great tool for helping students learn about how searches work.
A search engine which can be used for science projects.
Use as a writing prompt or just as inspiration!
Great Science Projects
"Science - The world of Science & Technology is growing and changing constantly yet most of our Science and Technolgy syllabuses rarely embrace or cater for this fact. I feel that one of the major challenges for us as educators is to have children leave elementary, or primary schooling, with the desire to know more about the world around them. Often the love and passion for finding out is killed off in the early years of schooling by pictures pasted on cardboard. The activities listed here are designed to foster a desire to know, question, explore and find out. Enjoy!"
Friday, April 06, 2012
A quirky crafty creative blog
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest: My new obsession
Educators have taken to Pinterest with keen enthusiasm similar to Twitter adoption.
4 Ways to Use Pinterest int he Classroom
29 Boards Created by a Kinder Teacher
Other classroom collections from Pinterest
Pimp my Classroom
Classrooms I Love
Saturday, February 11, 2012
"I organized my classroom in September in such a way that all of the math resources and manipulatives were located at a learning centre. I prepared the math journals, which were simply a booklet of blank pages with a cover."
Also see Printable Reflection Sheet
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Live workshops on using and integrating Web 2.0 in the classroom! Talk with guests and crew on Classroom 2.0 Live. Sessions are packed with teachers and
leaders offering resources to enhance and engage your students in the technological driven classroom.
Show Archives and Links
Some ideas and shared resources ~
Click on tab for "Reflection Smackdown for 2011" in the LiveBinder.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Friday, January 06, 2012
Thanks to Eric Curts, Technology Director, North Canton City Schools for sharing and organizing google groups for educators. I have discovered many useful resources and solutions to everyday problems and educational challenges. I find his posts invaluable.
Eric is worth following and his technical expertise is much appreciated.
Google + Profile
Follow Eric on Twitter
Eric's Web site
North Canton Schools
Ohio Treasure Chest
Apps User Group
The State of Tech
More about Eric Curts...
Eric's Google Profile
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Many teachers have discovered numerous ways to use Pinterest with their students. So what exactly is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a place to organize and share online images that you find interesting or inspiring. Once uploaded or shared on Pinterest, these images become known as Pins, which the user can place on customized, themed Boards. You can create Boards for any topic imaginable, and creative uses are only limited by one's imagination!
If you want to check out Pinterest, though, you have to be invited. You can sign up for invites on the site , or chances are you already know a Pinner who will gladly send you an invite.
Pinterests of interest~
Ways to Use Pinterest in Education
ilearn technology's Take on Pinterest
Winter Classroom Ideas
Pinterest Winter classroom Ideas
Everyting Education ..GRREAT for Browsing
The Teacher Wife's Take on Pinterest
Sunday, January 01, 2012
Provides interactive educational tools for elementary and middle school students. Strengthen basic math skills with flashcards. Subjects include geometry ...
VectorKids is a site that offers several interactivities and games to help build student skills in Mathematics. There is integration with social studies. Makes a great extension and remediation to your classroom programme.
Refer to teachersfirst for further curriculum integration ideas~
Vector Kids Overview
Worth exploring during your holiday break!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Blog of the Day!
"This blog is our documentation and discussion that results from our Livescribe TLLP project. We are trying to use it in as wide of a range of purpose as possible. We look forward to comments, suggestions and contributions.
A Livescribe pen uses a high-speed infrared camera on dotted paper to track everything a user writes, taps or draws. With a built-in microphone, it captures audio of any writing session. And it creates digital files that can turn handwriting into type, while storing files on its 2GB drive.
The project’s five teachers aim to target educators not yet comfortable with new technologies, aiming to increase their efficiency and communication with parents, provide student support and assess students in a way that can be moderated between teachers and leaders across schools."
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Formerly Elluminate. ... the virtual classroom tool you can use by getting a free 3-person space ("Three for Free") to use for tutoring, contacting students who are home sick, or student project sharing. Note that the free space does NOT offer a recording option.
TeachersFirst offers a rich collection of lessons, units, and educator-reviewed web resources designed ...
Reviewed web 2.0 tools and ideas for safe use in the classroom
Subject/Grade Search (also under Classroom and Search menus)
Teachersfirst Keyword Search
(also under Classroom and Search menus)- READ the HINTS!
Teachersfirst Classroom Planning Calendar
(also under Classroom menu and from the red puzzle piece on the home page)
Teachersfirst Tech Tips for Students
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
A site from Microsoft that lets you link to a large image on the internet and zoom around to see the details. Use an image with text to make a 'prezi style' poster. Photo Plus
Use it with your smartboard to zoom into any part of your screen!
Just one of the many tools to add a WOW factor to your presentations. Presentation Tools