Resources for the Middle School Teacher
January 18, 2013
20 Things to Know about the Current State of Teaching
If you've been wondering about some of the general statistics about the current state of teaching (like how many teachers work on Sundays or how many have second jobs), then this visualization is just what you need. Enjoy!
Doodle for Google
Doodle 4 Google is an annual program that invites US students K-12 to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign our homepage logo for millions to see. This year, we ask students to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, "My Best Day Ever..." One talented student artist will see their artwork appear on the Google homepage, receive a $30,000 college scholarship, and a $50,000 technology grant among other cool prizes! Happy doodling!
What the Library of Congress Offers Your Classroom
The Library of Congress adds about 10,000 items to its collections every day, and has over 150 million resources overall. What resources do they have to offer the classroom teacher?
- Sheet Music
- Lesson Plans
View this infographic for a look at what the Library of Congress has to offer:
Read this article to find tips on how to organize and use the resources in your classroom:
Visit the Library of Congress to explore the resources at your fingertips!
The Dangers of Not Getting Enough Sleep
Teachers don't sleep. They work their tails off, stay late, grade papers on the weekend, and basically devote their entire lives to improving the lives of others...it means a lot of sacrifice. One of the biggest sacrifices is, of course, sleep....
Check out this infographic for more on the importance of sleep!
Learning from Song Lyrics
This site promotes the educational use of songs by teachers in all subject areas as a way to engage students in the history of events, ideas, and people that have shaped our society.
The website includes a database of over 3,000 songs that could be used in the classroom along with song lyric reference guides, resources for using songs in the classroom, examples of student projects, and more!
What You Need to Know About the Next Generation Science Standards
An article that provides tips on reading and understanding the Next Generation Science Standards documents.
The article also contains video links on how to read the standards and the important details of the standards.
Code Fred: An Online Game for Learning About Circulation and Respiration
A short, online game that can be used to review the circulation and respiration as students help "Fred" escape from the woods while being chased by a wolf!
13 Good Resources for Social Studies
Online role-playing games, Hip Hughes History channel on YouTube, map and timeline based narrative story tools, GE Teach, History Animated, and more!