January 31, 2011
January 23, 2011
Izzyshare is a great way for educators to find and share classroom design ideas. Create a free account to obtain access to a database of classroom photos. Search by schools, themes, topics, or people. You can upload pictures of your own terrific classroom design or search albums of other classrooms to find inspiration for your own.
January 19, 2011
Grant Wrangler is a free online resource for K-12 schools to find grants, sweepstakes, and funding for classroom projects. This user-friendly searchable database posts new grant opportunities each week and has a place for organizations to submit new grants. There is also a free bi-weekly bulletin you can subscribe to and a grant-writing service called Nimble to help schools develop successful grant-writing skills.
January 5, 2011
Many educators consider taking online courses but are concerned about the technical skills required to navigate such a course. Without an onsite trainer to answer immediate questions perhaps they won’t be able to solve technical issues that arise.
There are also questions about the time constraints. With an already busy schedule, how much time will be required to complete assignments and listen to lectures? What are the benefits of attending an online course over an onsite workshop where there is a trainer on hand to address any technical issues that arise? (more…)