Thursday, September 11, 2008

You may have taken advantage of the educational give-away offered by WikiSpaces last year. They gave away fully featured wikis to educators for use in their classrooms. They just gave away the last of the 100,000 free K-12 Wikispaces wiki and are celebrating and announcing a new commitment to the education community.

Starting this week, WikiSpaces is giving away 250,000 more free Plus wikis for K-12 education. As with the first 100K, our K-12 wikis come with all the benefits of the Plus Plan – full privacy, no ads, a customizable look, our great customer service, and no usage limits. They are also doubling their commitment to improve Wikispaces for teachers. Look for new features designed specifically to make your K-12 wikis easier to use, more productive, and more fun. And we'll be hosting free live online events to share Wikispaces news, give short tutorials, showcase your success stories, answer your questions, and help you connect with others.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

hmm and I recall using mini chalkboards in my classroom with successful results in many areas of the curriculum. I used them at least once a day in my grade one and two classes.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Have your students play in pairs. Levels and subject areas can be changed to suit your primary students.

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Justin White is developing a website where teachers can share/download/rate resources to use in the classroom. The resources include standard based lesson plans, unit plans, and videos of best practices.

Note the featured activities for example Homework Help ..this could be a mainstay for the entire school year.

...Need to set-up an on-the-fly chatroom for your class to talk to another? Want to have a quick "conversation" with a colleague? Chatmaker allows you to set-up a chatroom without any registration, obtain a URL you can send to others, and then meet in that room. No frills, but it works wonderfully! Thanks to Kathy Schrock for suggestig this site.

Time and Calendar Activities
Teacher Planning
Monthly Activities. Calendar Activities ... eThemes Calendar - eTheme activities for each school day of the month. Monthly Themes · EduPlace Monthly Themes ..
Each month, Education World provides a monthly calendar that teachers can use ... the Education World article 'Every Day' Activities Across the Curriculum ...

The Literacy Connection Calendar for Preschoolers

Every early child educator should be exposed to this site..a website where one can type in a child's name for practice .. or whatever

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Some worksheets are free; but most require a signup membership fee!

Friday, September 05, 2008