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Archive for June, 2009

If it is on Google …. I can take it. Why is this wrong?

June 18, 2009

>Danielle Smith from St. Louis can tell you exactly why. Someone else could grab YOUR picture. As NPR reports, a Czech supermarket chain used a family photo Ms. Smith posted online as the centerpiece of their advertising campaign. Many of our students are under the impression that “if it is on the web, it...
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>Create Interactive Games for Review

June 16, 2009

>With the end of the year upon us I have noticed a lot of faculy members looking for creative opportunities to create review lessons. The website Classroom Games and More hosts a number of game templates. The templates are all made in PowerPoint. All you have to do is plug in your information and...
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Connecting With Subject Area Experts

June 12, 2009
Connecting With Subject Area Experts

>Are you looking for a way to connect your content with real life experiences for students? Are your students struggling to see the relevance in reading a particular story or learning a particular critical thinking skill? Would you like to have a Nobel Laureate show your students how he or she uses the skills...
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>Interactive Websites and PowerPoint Presentations

June 11, 2009

>The following website was introduced to me by Sherry Brzostowski, White Rock School. The main site has a number of interactive websites that are categorized by subject. These are great sites to use on an interactive whiteboard, center activities, or as part of a larger project. The content that I found even more interesting...
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>Visuwords

June 9, 2009

>Visuwords is a visual dictionary / thesaurus. When you lookup a word it displays the results in “Web” format. I will let the creators explain: “Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary — Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words...
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>Bibliography Maker

June 8, 2009

>I came across this resource today. http://www.bibme.org It is free web based bibliography maker. You can search for a book, journal, website, film, newspaper article or other publication. Once you find the source you select it. The site will create a bibliography. Here is what the owners of the site say: BibMe is a...
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>My Own Books

June 4, 2009

>I learned about this next site from Larry Ferlazzo’s Blog. He Teaches English Language Learners. My thoughts are that this site would be a great resource for not only ESL Students but also any struggling readers. Here is a quote from Larry’s blog: My own books is a fantastic site for fostering reading skills...
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>Create a Digital Story with Grades k-3

June 4, 2009
>Create a Digital Story with Grades k-3

>Good Morning, I came across this excellent resource that was posted on the blog of Kevin Jarrett. It is a digital story tool developed by Carnegie University. It is called My Story Maker. My StoryMaker is a free, easy-to-use, Flash-based interactive story development platform developed by The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, with the generous...
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>Novellinks – A resource for Teaching Novels in Grades 6-12

June 2, 2009

>I recently was introduced to this site and wanted to share it with everyone. It is Novel links. The site contains an amazing collection of reading strategy resources for most of the popular novels taught in grades 6-12. It also contains a number of resources for literacy units. Please visit the site and click...
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>Google Docs

June 2, 2009

>Would you like to be able to access your word, powerpoint, excel or pdf files from any computer? Have you ever created a document at home and forgot to bring it with you to work? Would you like to be able to work collaboratively on a document? Would you like your students to collaborate...
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