January 31, 2011

Site of the Week

Filed under: January 2011 — mbrown @ 11:55 am

Science Buddies


If you have students who are struggling to come up with a science fair project idea, Science Buddies has over 1000 science fair project ideas organized by area of science. There is also a Topic Selection Wizard to help students narrow down a project idea based on their areas of interest, a step-by-step guide on how to complete a science project, and reference materials to aid students in their research! The Ask an Expert section is available to students to ask questions when they come across challenges in their research. The parents and teachers section has helpful materials needed to implement and evaluate science fair projects.

January 23, 2011

Site of the Week

Filed under: January 2011 — mbrown @ 10:50 am

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

Site of the Week

Filed under: January 2011 — mbrown @ 10:50 am

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

Are online classes right for you?

Filed under: January 2011 — mbrown @ 11:01 am

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…)

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