June 26, 2010

Site of the Week

Filed under: June 2010 — mbrown @ 7:12 am

The New York Public Library has created this Web site for students, parents, and teachers to find useful resources such as: summer reading lists, online books, reference materials, professional development resources, educational games, and online resources you can use to enhance your existing lesson plans.

June 21, 2010

iPod Touch in the Classroom

Filed under: June 2010 — mbrown @ 12:07 pm

 iPods are not just for music anymore and they are a technology that most students are already familiar with. But how can they improve learning in the classroom? The applications that are currently available for the iPod Touch make them an invaluable classroom resource. Many applications for the iPod Touch are free or less than $5 to purchase. Here are just a few of the applications available for classroom use. (more…)

Site of the Week

Filed under: June 2010 — mbrown @ 11:51 am

 iPod Touch. Touching student lives in the classroom

This exhibit is part of the Apple Learning Interchange. A group of teachers have put together tutorials, graphics, videos and ideas to help other educators see the benefits of using the iPod Touch as a powerful learning tool in the classroom.

June 15, 2010

Site of the Week

Filed under: June 2010 — mbrown @ 12:25 pm

Learning in Hand  (http://learninginhand.com/ )

This site is dedicated to providing educators with high-quality resources for mobile learning. More schools are choosing to utilize the less expensive technologies students are already familiar with such as iPods, Netbooks, PDAs, the iPad, and iPod touch. If your interested in using these technologies in your classroom, you will find lesson plans, blog posts, applications, audio, video, and podcasting resources to help you get started.

June 8, 2010

Site of the Week

Filed under: June 2010 — mbrown @ 6:58 am

eTHEMES (http://ethemes.missouri.edu/)
eTHEMES is a free searchable database of more than 2500 carefully reviewed online resources for teachers, students, curriculum specialists, librarians, and anyone looking for high quality, kid-safe sites on the Web. Students can use this site for research and teachers can use it to find resources to create Webquests, online lessons, or to find links to high-quality classroom resources.

June 4, 2010

ALA Honors Arcademic Skillbuilders

Filed under: June 2010 — mbrown @ 7:16 am

Arcademic Skillbuilders is an educational game site created to help students in grades 3 to 8 improve their basic math and language arts skills. Students are highly motivated to learn and improve in a gaming environment and teachers are finding great success improving math scores using Arcademic Skillbuilders in the classroom.

Recently the American Library Association chose Arcademic Skillbuilders to be featured on its Great Web Sites for Kids page. The GWS committee is very selective when choosing sites for its Web page. Each site is carefully reviewed and only the very best Web sites are chosen. Visit Great Web Sites for Kids to find a link to Arcademic Skillbuilders and other great resources to use in your classroom.

RubiStar Testimonial

Filed under: June 2010 — mbrown @ 7:03 am

RubiStar is part of the 4Teachers.org suite of free online tools. Educators can use RubiStar to create high-quality rubrics in just a few minutes using customizable templates. Occasionally we like to post positive feedback we receive about our resources so that other educators might find inspiration.

I just wanted to let you know that I am tutoring a 5th grader named Jackson in reading this summer, and that Rubistar  has saved my life. I don’t really use it to give him a rubric necessarily, but more for organizing my own thoughts and helping his mom understand exactly what I’m trying to teach him (which makes her 
happy too!).  So, THANK YOU!

 M. McCormick

Visit our Free Timesaving Tools page to find a link to RubiStar and a complete list of 4Teachers.org online tools.

Site of the Week

Filed under: June 2010 — mbrown @ 6:50 am

FREE was created to showcase more than 1500 federally funded teaching and learning resources. Subjects include: arts and music, history and social studies, health and physical education, math and science, and language arts. This is a great way to find high-quality resources

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