These are sites that caught my eye....
educational resources for new teachers
Is it time to redesign your curriculum for the 21st century learner?
The Effectiveness of the Co-Teaching Model
Unite for Literacy
These are sites that caught my eye....
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/pe/contents_games.htm Some great games using balloons for example
"Our names are extremely important to us. Names are likewise important to the teacher, the student and the other class members. Knowing each other begins with knowing names. It improves the relationship, shows respect, offers a better learning environment, and increases classroom interaction. It is a crucial first step toward creating a safe, effective learning atmosphere. Here are some fast and easy ways to learn students’ names at the beginning of the school year." Learning Your Student Names
I can't say enough good things about Minds in Bloom blog. This site is billed as Effective teaching strategies, activities, and resources to save you time and keep your students smiling! As a substitute teacher this post is a gem for today's students and teachers. Check out this sample blog post 20 ways to keep your students attention. This blog is devoted to helping teachers with an emphasis on creative and critical thinking. Tons of ideas for classroom management, lesson plans etc. In addition
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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Article Roundup: Article Roundup Interested in a particular subject? Although you can easily peruse the labels assigned to specific blog entries, I&#...
Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Tech Incorporated: 5 Transformations for Classroom...: As many of us know, technology has always involved a close relationship between educators and vendor partners. That relationship has evolved...
Start the day or class with "Wonders of the Day"
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Back to School with Creativity Creating a More Connected Classroom
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Summer Reading and Reflections ... Notable Links "They never tell you in teacher school, and it's rarely discussed elsewhere. It is never, ever portrayed in movies and tv shows about teaching. Teachers rarely bring it up around non-teachers for fear it will make us look weak or inadequate." The Hard Part 'It's the questions we can’t answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer all he gains is a little fact but give him a question and he’ll look for his own answers. That way, when he finds the answers they’ll be precious to him, the harder the question, the harder we hunt, the harder we hunt the more we learn, an impossible question . . .' What Questions Shall We Ask?" "Every year, thousands of educators flock to annual conferences to hear what the best and brightest minds of the industry are up to. But what if you could hear from these luminaries every day?" The 2014 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs "Do corporations make their employees pay for their own office supplies? Nope. Yet the average teacher spends up to $1,000 of his/her own money every year on classroom supplies (not to mention personal time spent getting the classroom in shape before school starts!)." Teachers: Equip Your Classroom for FREE "With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country." Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers "You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and these are just my opinion based on what I've used with my students or successfully tested." 51 Tools You Can Use Now "Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter." 50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think
13 Very Different Tools To Help Students Find Their Voice "The platforms part can go a long way toward serving the confidence part. ... but if the goal is to help students find their own voice, they will need choices. Here are six very different possibilities, from those text-based to ... and like YouTube, tech-savvy to manage the channels; those that tend ..."
Instructional Technology Tweet Wrap for the Week of 04-28-14 "This week’s collection of inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets about education and instructional technology articles, resources, etc." (Originally posted on Twitter by @EmergingEdTech over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers). If you are an educator or interested in emerging technology and developing trends in the classroom I encourage you to follow Kelly Walsh @EmergingEdTech
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Online Art Games to consolidate, enrich and enhance your art programme. Why not allow your students to explore works of art with educational games.
"There are many posts regarding this topic. I didn't realize there were so many until I conducted a research Google search. 324,000,000 results to my query. Wow, I'd spend a lot of time if I had to review all of those!"
Summertime and time to take more photos than usual. Digital Photography Tips