Thursday, October 16, 2014
Monday, October 06, 2014
The Wonders of Wonderopolis
Start the day or class with "Wonders of the Day"
Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease
Some ideas for classroom strategies gleaned from the wonderchat on twitter ~
• use the video about why buses are yellow to intro WONDERing to kindergarteners!
• great for launching reading workshop... #611: DO YOU JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
• any of the animal wonders. They help us during our end-of-year, nonfiction writing
* a wonder for writing and reading workshops* Great for launching reading workshop... #611: DO YOU JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER?
Do you judge a book by its cover?
A Spooktacular Writing workshop
Friday, October 03, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Sunday Web Site...ings for Substitute Teachers
The Cybraryman's Substitute Teacher Page
Your Body Language Shapes who You are!
A successful pose has helped Amy Cuddy become a leading voice on Ted Talks. Adopting a confident pose or simply visualizing one is the key to success when meeting the students for the first time as a substitute teacher.
I refer to Amy Cuddy Takes a Stand
How Schools Kills Creativity is the #1 most viewed Ted Talks of all time according to the latest edition of The New York Times
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Friday Notable Web Site..ings
Monday, September 08, 2014
Classroom: Morning Meeting
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Back to School with Creativity
Back to School with Creativity Creating a More Connected Classroom
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Use Decks of Playing Cards to Refresh Your Students Math Skills
Monday, August 11, 2014
Comics In the Classroom
"Throughout the month of August, Teach.com and Reading With Pictures are bringing you Comics in the Classroom, a blog series about using comics in education, including why graphic novels are complex texts as defined by the Common Core Standards, how to use graphic texts to teach in the content areas, how and where to find the best graphic texts, and more. We hope you’ll join us and bring the power of comics to your classroom!
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Notable Sites for August
free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web.
Define an image through multimedia. Present ideas. Create links to amazing sites. Explore, share and create with ThingLink in theclassroom!
ThingLink Launches a Free iPad App
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Let Them Play Outdoors
Monday, July 28, 2014
Going Google and Back to School Resources
Since our school district is going "Google" I thought it most appropriate to immerse myself in everything "Google". A huge thank you goes out to "indiane Jen" and "edtechtalk" for gathering these links. I am slanting them towards the Substitute or Occasional Teacher since that will be my role for the 2014/15 school year. ~10-things-every-teacher-should-be-able-to-do-on-google-docs/
Integrate with your curriculum and have students evaluate these 8 timeline creation tools..
22 Best Online Resources for Free Educational VideosImportance of Social Media For 21st Century Teachers
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Improving your Searching with Google
Searching with Google the top 10
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Summertime Exploration and Reflection
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
The Hard Part About Teaching
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
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Students need a voice.
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
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Frog Days of Spring
Neat Idea of the Day from Education World
Friday, April 25, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Next Vista For Learning
Next Vista For Learning
Next Vista For Learning provides a library of free videos made by and for teachers and students everywhere. It is an excellent resource site with over 1000 student and teacher-created videos on a wide variety of topics.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites
Saturday, January 18, 2014
One of the best online dictionaries for children!
Add the children's version of the WordsmythNow widget to your toolbar, and students can look up new vocabulary no matter where they are online.
of particular interest ~
Welcome to Wordsmyth Kids
A Novel Ending/ Closure Activity
Teacher's Note: This activity is intended to be used at the end of a novel study (or story). The above objectives should have already been taught and practiced prior to the completion of this activity. This is a closure activity.
Friday, January 17, 2014
easel.ly and Infographics
Thursday, December 26, 2013
The Real Place Kids Learn Math |
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Top 100 Twitter Tools for teachers
Monday, December 23, 2013
Teach Smarter and More Efficiently
Monday, December 02, 2013
Blog of the Day
Thursday, November 28, 2013
A Day in the Life of An Educator
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Great Websites for Kids
Friday, November 15, 2013
A 15 Minute Pizza
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Blogs that Caught My Eye
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Dolch Phrase Worksheet Generator
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Resource Ideas for Subbies
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Gooru ..a search engine for learning and teaching
Sunday, November 03, 2013
The Power of Math
Friday, October 25, 2013
Notable Sites That Caught my Eye
Monday, October 21, 2013
Hallowe'en Phys Ed Games etc
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Community Hub: Fiction to Fact! A Lesson ...
"How did we teach without the Internet? Our favorite sites simplify lesson planning, keep the classroom running smoothly, and engage students." Thank you Hannah, for this great compilation!
Monday, October 14, 2013
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Philosophy According to Malcom Gladwell
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Common Core in Action and Writing
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Online Art Games to consolidate, enrich and enhance your art programme. Why not allow your students to explore works of art with educational games.
An Overview of Balanced Math Instruction
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The 5 Minds of Learners
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
a comprehensive resource for writing teachers
Students should enjoy the random story prompt generator.
Helping Students Manage Time
"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!"
And for the younger student and time management ~
Helping Busy Kids Manage Time
ADD Students and Time Management
Increase Efficiency in the Classrooom
Key to Solving Discipline Problems
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Don't Be an Angry Bird!!
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Math and the POWER OF JELLY BEANS
Monday, July 22, 2013
Digital Photo Tips and Tricks
Summertime and time to take more photos than usual. Digital Photography Tips
Monday, July 01, 2013
Game Board Centers
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Poster