May 23, 2010

Innovative Instructional Programs

Filed under: May 2010 — mbrown @ 10:14 pm

        … discover great ways to improve student achievement
The eMINTS instructional model has revolutionized the way teachers teach and students learn for more than 2,000 classrooms and 38,000 students in grades 3-12. The program was developed through a partnership with the University of Missouri, MDESE, and the Missouri Department of Higher Education. This research-based model has been so successful in improving student performance that it has expanded from a handful of classrooms in Missouri to programs in Maine, Utah, Nevada, Alabama, and soon New South Wales, Australia. (more…)

Site of the Week

Filed under: May 2010 — mbrown @ 6:05 pm

Education World – Best Books Channel (
Summer is a terrific time to catch up on your reading. The Best Books Channel has great book recommendations for teachers, parents, and students to read over the summer. Book lists are divided into best books for: students, classroom teaching themes, professional development, parenting, and school leaders. Visit the Best Books Channel to begin making your summer reading list today.

May 16, 2010

Time-saving resources that make teaching & learning FUN!

Filed under: May 2010 — mbrown @ 9:51 am

For nearly 20 years, has been committed to creating FREE user-friendly online resources that teachers can use to enhance the learning experience in their classrooms. We are committed to providing resources that are simple to use and make learning fun. Here are just a few things you can do with our online tools: create a rubric, an online lesson, design a classroom, create a Web page, manage student research, improve test scores, create, grade, and manage quizzes, post assignments online, create take-home notes and awards,  and more. If you want to incorporate more technology into your classroom next year but have a limited budget, is the site you’ve been searching for. All you need is an Internet connection and you are ready to go! (more…)

Site of the Week

Filed under: May 2010 — mbrown @ 9:48 am

Best Educational Sites (
This is a wonderful resource for K-12 online resources about a wide variety of subjects including: games, activities, and fun, astronomy and space sites, engineering, language, math, museums, news sites for kids, reference links, science sites, social studies, search engines, and teacher resources. There are resources for everyone at this award-winning site.

May 9, 2010

May Tech To-Do List

Filed under: May 2010 — mbrown @ 8:58 pm

… discover new resources this summer

Summer is a great time to discover new time saving resources. This month we encourage you to just read about some of the resources available for educators and make a list of ones you’d like to try this summer. You may find some great resources to include in your teaching next year. (more…)

Site of the Week

Filed under: May 2010 — mbrown @ 8:57 pm

Lesson Planz (

This site has hundreds of printable K-12 lesson plans divided by grade level and topic and searchable by keyword.

May 2, 2010

Site of the Week

Filed under: May 2010 — mbrown @ 6:30 pm

Google for Educators (

Read important announcements, find high-quality online resources, connect with other educators, read about best-practice teaching examples, Google classroom contests, and stay informed about free upcoming webinars to supplement your professional development activities over the summer. Learn to use Google Apps, Google online books, and Google Teacher Academy!

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