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Using Videos in Your Classroom

Posted by: | February 13, 2014 | No Comment |

If you are an avid user of videos to support instruction in your classroom, Amy has posted about very useful and effective video tools for teachers. Are you tired of trying to find videos that you have used in the past and wish that they could be in one place? This, and other resources, are […]

under: video making

Many lately have been asking for a way for students to quickly get to Reading Eggs, Education City, etc., or an easier way to get to PowerTeacher. Here is a great way to do that! 1) Place your cursor on the site’s icon, such as the egg above for Reading Eggs. 2) Holding down on […]

under: Professional

Super Teacher Tools

Posted by: | December 19, 2013 | No Comment |

Here is a good site with multiple tools (uses Flash) for the classroom: Classroom Jeopardy: Create Jeopardy games for the classroom Speed Match Quiz Maker: Drag and drop answer onto the correct question to clear the board Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Board Game: Allows up to 6 players or teams to race their […]

under: Web 2.0

Want a fun and engaging resource/web site to engage your students? PPS teachers are able to access—for free—Professor Garfield’s Infinite Learning Lab. Students are able to watch engaging videos while also practicing concepts in Life Skills, Math, Science, and Reading. Moreover, the teacher can keep track of the progress of students’ work and record data […]

under: Internet Safety, Language Arts, Lesson plans and ideas, Math, science, Technology

Free Technology Resources for Teachers

Posted by: | December 19, 2013 | No Comment |

I at times get absolutely overwhelmed from TOO many resource choices. For example, I need to find something for “A” and investigate, and search returns show a bazillion possibilities. I think of the “old days” when I was in the classroom and my resources were stored in a filing cabinet; the Internet was in its […]

under: blog, Lesson plans and ideas, Technology

Wow! I’m back! Tammy Wrocester has redesigned her website and has streamlined the look. As she writes on her site: Tammy Worcester Tang, former classroom teacher, specializes in finding unique and creative, but most of all, effective ways to use technology in the classroom. Tammy offers some fabulous free resources and ideas here at her […]

under: Uncategorized

Social Studies SOL 2.1 states that “the student will explain how the contributions of ancient China … have influenced the present world in terms of architecture, inventions, the calendar, and written language.” Considering that 1.1 billion people speak Mandarin—16% of the world’s population (source: WolframAlpha), what resources are available? Blog post with ten links of […]

under: Lesson plans and ideas

No, that’s not a medicine: it’s a website for making your own presentations. You can make an Express ( I’m trying all and made one from last week’s sports news by uploading Yahoo Sports News): Or, you can make a collage (one of my trips to China): Or, you can use “Studio” and pick different […]

under: Lesson plans and ideas, Technology, Training

Teaching, by the nature of our jobs, require emotional support. Moreover, support needs to come from somebody who can EMPATHIZE and not just sympathize. You know what I’m talking about: somebody who has been in the trenches and ‘has your back.’ As you are alone in your classroom, it’s important to have somebody to bounce […]

under: Professional
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From the HistoryBuff.com website: Welcome to HistoryBuff.com, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing FREE primary souce material for students, teachers, and historybuffs. This site focuses primarily on HOW news of major, and not so major, events in American history were reported in newspapers of the time. In addition, there is information about the technology used […]

under: Lesson plans and ideas, Social Studies
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