by Doug Adams
Recently, the University of Kansas School of Education acquired a set of Activexpression learner response devices, commonly called “clickers.” These clickers are slightly larger than a cell phone, with a keypad and a number of specialized buttons. With them, a presenter can survey a class, get responses from the participants, and present the response data in real time. Results can be anonymous, or if the instructor assigns the devices to individual members of the class, responses can be logged and entered into a spreadsheet or database grading system.
April 11, 2010
by Doug Adams
4Teachers.org, a division of ALTEC, has a suite of tools designed specifically to help students with their writing and research projects, from narrowing down a great topic, to collecting online research, to writing a persuasive essay.
Kidblog.org was created by teachers for elementary and middle school teachers and students to have a safe place to blog. Unlike other blog platforms, teachers have complete administrative control over student blogs. Kidblog collects no personal information, is free of advertising, and easy to navigate. Create a blog for your classroom today using this valuable free resource!
April 4, 2010
Now is the time to start preparing to submit grants this summer that will yield awards in the fall. Many grants are available to teachers now to fund projects in a wide variety of subjects. Most grants require a simple online application. Here are a few of the grants you may consider:
My Science Box
This site is a terrific resource to find hands-on science projects for grades K-16. The middle school units are the most comprehensive and designed to be 4-6 week science units complete with detailed lesson plans, worksheets, and lists of materials needed for hands-on activities.