December 15, 2010

iTunes U

Filed under: December 2010 — mbrown @ 10:12 am

iTunes U is a feature of the iTunes Store that gives users access to over 350,000 free lectures, audio books, and lesson plans from hundreds of universities, cultural, and education institutions such as the Library of Congress, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard, and Yale. This is a terrific resource for educators download lectures and lesson plans over any educational topic to gain new ideas or inspiration for their own classrooms. Here are some of the amazing resources you will find at iTunes U:

  • Subscribe to Yale Open Courses, free audio lectures will be downloaded to your iTunes account as they become available.
  • Download free tutorials over almost any software such as Final Cut Pro, Excel, Moodle, and PhotoShop
  • Download videos, podcasts, and audio books about important historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln

December 2, 2010

Algebasics – Algebra Tutorials

Filed under: December 2010 — mbrown @ 10:47 am
Students will find extra help with basic Algebra concepts with audio and slide tutorials explaining a wide variety of sample Algebra problems. There are sixteen topics to choose from such as: Ratio and Proportion, Polynomials, Factoring, Quadratics, Linear Equations, and Functions.

November 18, 2010

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

Teachers! Are you looking for a way to supplement your income by offering online tutoring services, high-quality education materials, and online classes? Examville was created to provide teachers with a safe and secure environment to connect with teachers and students all over the world. Sign up is free to teachers and many study materials and services are available for free to students and teachers. Student can download study guides, post questions, place ads searching for qualified tutors, and access standardized test preparation materials for free. There are also subscription-based services available to give students access to a wider variety of study materials and services. (more…)

November 17, 2010

Site of the Week

Filed under: November 2010 — mbrown @ 10:52 am

Thinkfinity (

Thinkfinity is a resource for K-12 teachers to find free high-quality lesson plans, student interactives, professional development opportunities, afterschool projects, online games, and current events. The Thinkfinity Community is a free opportunity to connect with colleagues online, share resources, and join discussions with educational groups across the country. Each week on the front page you will find a featured lesson plan and interactive tool, education news, a featured blog, today in history, an invitation to join a weekly discussion, and a monthly webinar. All lesson plans are designed to meet state standards and easily accessed through a searchable database.

November 16, 2010

Early Childhood Education Grant Opportunity

Filed under: November 2010 — mbrown @ 12:45 pm

Early childhood educators in the United States are invited to apply for a $1,000 grant to implement a classroom project that enhances the learning experience by positively impacting students on an educational, emotional, and social level. (more…)

Teaching Fellowship Competition for K-12 Teachers

Filed under: November 2010 — mbrown @ 12:43 pm

Three public school teachers and one Catholic school teacher will be selected to travel to Rwanda this summer to study business solutions to poverty. K-12 teachers in all subject areas are welcome to apply and to spend two weeks in Rwanda meeting with leaders in Rwanda’s private, government, and educational sectors. (more…)

TenMarks Math Program is now FREE to Teachers

Filed under: November 2010 — mbrown @ 12:41 pm

TenMarks, an online math program to help kids in grades 3 to 12 excel in math is now free to teachers and their students. TenMarks was designed to help engage students in math and master math concepts at their own pace. (more…)

October 20, 2010

FREE Online Gradebook

Filed under: October 2010 — mbrown @ 8:41 am

LearnBoost Free Online Gradebook Tour from LearnBoost on Vimeo.

October 11, 2010

Don’t Miss the Deadline for Lowe’s Toolbox Grants

Filed under: October 2010 — mbrown @ 2:09 pm

One thousand schools will receive grants up to $5000 to fund creative school improvement projects such as creating a reading garden, enhancing a playground, creating a physical fitness area, a peer tutoring center, or almost any school improvement project you can think of. K-12 public schools are eligible to apply online by submitting school contact information and a short summary of the project. Apply online by October 15, 2010 or by the second deadline February 18, 2011. (more…)

Win up to $3000 to Create a Healthier Environment at Your School

Filed under: October 2010 — mbrown @ 1:57 pm

K-12 public schools are eligible to win up to $3000 through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Fuel Up to Play 60 was created to help schools spread student awareness and provide opportunities for healthy eating and increased physical activity at school. The next deadline for applications is December 1, 2010. Visit Fuel Up to Play 60 to download an application.

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