Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Keep the Education Conversation Going on Twitter with #EdChat by Lisa Nielsen

Keep the Education Conversation Going on Twitter with #EdChat by Lisa Nielsen

Saturday, December 25, 2010

One of the many student interactives from Thinkfinity. Use these to kick start the new year.

These are easy to access templates that every primary classroom teacher should have at their command post!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wonderful news! PortableRadio.ca has just been awarded The Best Educational Podcast Award from the people at Edublogs.

Thank you to all who took time to vote for us. We were the only student produced podcast in the list of 24 nominees so this is quite a honour for us. Nathan Toft and I are very proud of the work that our grade 5/6 students from South March P. S. and Berrigan E.S. do in sharing their ideas and stories on the internet. You can listen to us at PortableRadio.ca or you can also subscribe to our podcast on iTunes (and they are free).

I am very proud that one of my students, Tyler, was able to attend the virtual award ceremony and I hear represented us very well.

Thanks again to all who voted for us,


J. Smith
South March E.S.

"A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn't act that way very often." ~Author Unknown

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Why not start 2011 with an inspired project such as the Good Deed Doers Project.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

PBL learning explained in realistic terms ..a great idea for parent/teacher interviews. Love the use of coomoncraft series! See the side bar for more.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A book on every bed is a great idea!

Other sites of Interest to Educators Gleaned from my PLN: ~
Thinkfinity's Science Interactives is a great way to engage students in 21st century learning! ...
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a podcast using Posterous and how your listeners can add it to iTunes.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

A great site to investigate all sorts of seasonal resources for the classroom

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Thanks to my twitter network and others in my PLN I have discovered some useful interactive art sites.

More inspiration comes from this Visual Arts site

from Twitter
by BJ Berquist



Student Blogs
Students write about what they are passionate about

Global Education Conference

Both fantastic conferences continue to be available as resources.

Study the genre of poetry by taking part in step-by-step workshops with favorite authors. Then publish your poems online in Scholastic's Poetry Anthology or I Spy Riddle Library.

If you like Scholastic's approach to poetry, try the following~

"The Favorite Poem Project seeks to improve poetry's place in American classrooms by encouraging active, engaging poetry lessons that emphasize a direct, vocal connection to poems. The lessons below were developed by teachers as part of their participation in the Favorite Poem Project summer poetry institutes hosted by Boston University."