I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas (or Happy Hanukkah or Happy Kwanzaa!) and I am looking forward to a great New Year! I have been busy with my family in the past week or so but I’ll be back soon!
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Laura Smith on 19-12-2009
These are my links for December 17th:
- Free Technology for Teachers: 12 Ways for Students to Publish Slideshows Online – slideshow publishing resources …
- Free Technology for Teachers: Six Easy Ways for Students to Create Videos Online – some video-creating resources for students and teachers
- Google Books – search for full length texts on Google
- Doing What Works – Home – Our mission is to translate research-based practices into practical tools to improve classroom instruction.
- Posterous – – The place to post everything. Simple blogging with no signup necessary.
- Free Technology for Teachers: – 25 More Educational Games and Game Builders
- Free Technology for Teachers: Being Smart Online, A Video Series – short sweet videos about being safe and smart online.
- K12 Online Conference 2009 | Show and Tell: Exhibit, Reflect, Critique with Blogs – Explore the evolution of blogs in a high school art program, from a class blog to individual blogs to working in a drupal environment with other students.
- Think Math! – Harcourt School Think Math is well designed, featuring high-quality activities, intuitive navigation, and it’s free!
- Interactives – “Interactives” provides educators and students with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students’ skills in a variety of curricular areas.
- iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Interactive Advent Calendars – cool list of interactive advent calendars
- Liberty’s Kids – Liberty Kids teaches about Colonial life in America through a variety of educational activities.
- Counting Fish – A versatile counting situation. Add, subtract and compare sets. example: ‘I’m going to put some of these creatures in the sea. Can you count them as I put them in?’
- Visual Numbers – simple and fun interactive whiteboard activity for students learning to add and subtract and count.
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Laura Smith on 11-12-2009
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Steve Dembo on 11-12-2009
These are my links for December 9th through December 11th:
- CSI: The Experience – Web Adventures – This. Is. Cool. Someone tweeted about this today, and I’ve just spent a long tome playing on it. You get to learn about and perform the job of a CSI, and learn about DNA, toxicology, firearms, etc. along the way!
- Classroom Displays and Bulletin Boards Homepage – wow… I don’t think I’ve ever seen this many bulletin boards in one place!
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Laura Smith on 10-12-2009
These are my links for December 4th:
- Net Cetera – OnGuard Online – A guide to teaching about internet safety
- YouTube- For Educators: Your Museum Visit – A video about how to prepare for a museum visit.
- Life on Minimum Wage – An economics and budgeting lesson plan…
- Learn.Genetics (TM) – An AMAZING resource if you teach genetics or integrate technology for science teachers…
- Teacher Chronicles – A mind map with a huge collection of E-learning and Web 2.0 tools for schools
- FlockDraw – Paint a simple masterpiece. Make a point visually.
Do whatever you want. Do it together.
Grab a tool. Pick a color. Draw something.
Show a friend. Show the world.
Share your vision.
- The Lesson Plans Page – Christmas Lesson Plans and Holiday Lesson Plans, Teacher Resources, teaching resources, theme, unit, educator, education resources, resource, printables, worksheets – A collection of over 80 Christmas lessons, grouped by grade and subject
- Independent Lens – an Independent Film Festival in your Living Room | PBS – A collection of interesting and informative videos on various topics.
- Kids World Sports . Games . Snowboard Savage | PBS Kids GO! – Fun snowboarding game- this might be a good activity to accompany a lesson on the upcoming winter olympics…
I feel like I am always juggling. It’s like I have 18 balls (yea, I’m that talented…lol) in the air, but I can only hold 15. I can get most of them up and going, but inevitably there are a few that I have dropped. I’m working on it… but this crazy holiday time doesn’t make it much easier. I even created an Activity Advent Calendar to SCHEDULE Christmas fun activities. We’ll see if it works.
I cut out pictures of doors and windows out of magazines, glued them to a sheet of posterboard, and then cut out around them to make flaps. I glued another piece of posterboard to the back and wrote Christmas activity ideas behind the flaps. Here’s how it turned out: