ATTENTION ALL TEACHERS TODAY!

Helpful Resources For You Today

How Can Technology Resources Help You In Classrooms Today

In classrooms today teachers are looking for more and more ways to creatively integrate technology in the classroom. Throughout this newsletter there are so many resources that can help teachers get started!

i-Net-Word

Create any document using point-level formatting, indents, margins, backgrounds, borders, choice ofbullets, numbering, spell check, pictures, and more. Share folders, documents, and pictures. View highlighted changes others made. Revert document with one click. Your document is never overwritten.

Crocodoc

Mark up, fill out, and collaborate on PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoint slides, and web pages.

Just Paste It


Just paste text from other webpage or word processor. Text formatting and images will be preserved. Add graphics to your notes. Embed videos by using [video] marks. Add a professional-looking mathematical formulas by using LaTex. Import from file. Text formatting and graphic will be preserved. Automatic text backup every 3 mins. Download as PDF.

Diffen

Compare, contrast and find the difference between any two things.

Class Tools


Create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash!
Host them on your own blog, website or intranet!

Chart Tool

Design and share your own graphs online and for free. A number of different chart types like: bar charts, pie charts, line charts, bubble charts and radar plots supported

Google Image Chart Editor

Create charts, or edit from the gallery.

I-Charts


Easy-to-use online service for interactive chart creation and social sharing. Create interactive charts online.

Photo Show

Turn your photos into a musical PhotoShow in just minutes

Glogster


Combine images, video, music, photos and audio to create multimedia pages. Embed into any webpage.

Teaching Strategies for Reading

Strategies for Teaching Reading: Thinking Partners
Teaching whole group reading skills using the thinking partners interactive read aloud strategy. Linda Hoyt's Interactive Read-Alouds will help you make the most of this time by showing you creative ways to use popular children's literature to teach specific standards and build fluency and comprehension. Combining guided conversations with reflective thinking, Linda's read-aloud lessons engage children in strategic listening, speaking, reading and writing about text.

3rd Grade Science Teaching Strategy

Whole Brain Teaching: 3rd Grade, Science
Lindsey Roush's Ohio 3rd graders demonstrate one of crucial Common Core skills, answering text based questions ... while they have a blast! Whole Brain Teaching techniques demonstrated include: class-yes, teach-okay, mirror, mirror words, the Scoreboard, the Because Clapper and, a new favorite, Disguise Cream. For more information on Whole Brain Teaching, and to access 1000s of pages of free downloads, visit WholeBrainTeaching.com.

Kindergarten Teaching Strategies

Gloria Sherman demonstrates teaching strategies.
This video shows a bilingual Kindergarten class at Taylor Elementary School in Philadelphia, PA. The children demonstrate mathematics (counting, multiplication tables), geography (identifying countries and continents) and singing (in Japanese). For further information, see www.TeachYourToddler.net.

Classroom Management Strategies

Classroom management strategies - 5 classroom management strategies to get student attention
Classroom Management Strategies - 5 classroom management strategies to get student attention

One of the most challenging aspects of teaching when it comes to classroom management is getting attention from noisy students and challenging groups.

Like most teachers, you have probably tried a wide range of classroom management strategies to deal with disruptive students but unless you have a proven system for dealing with classroom management problems as they occur (i.e. a classroom management plan), successfully managing a rowdy, changing group can be very difficult.

Without doubt, one of the most important classroom management strategies a teacher needs is a way of gaining attention from a challenging group and getting them to listen to instructions. It's obvious - if they don't listen to your instructions, how can they do as you ask? How can you expect them to behave?

In this short video Rob Plevin explains 5 practical, proven classroom & behaviour management strategies to get student attention in a noisy classroom. The video is a sample from our Behaviour-ology resource site (http://www.behaviour-ology.com) where you will find all kinds of classroom management strategies and tips including videos from our live classroom management courses.

Behavior Management Strategies

New Teachers - Color Behavior Chart
Expert teacher Sunday Heppner demonstrates how to use a Color Behavior Chart in a K-3 grade classroom. The Color Chart strategy is extremely effective when a new teacher is teaching and needs to control the class without stopping a lesson. The colors signal the kids what is happening to a certain child. Each student has a group of color cards which represent a certain behavior.

TED Talks Education

Teachers and educators around the world tell stories and experiences that they have had in their own classrooms and teaching environments.

John Merrow Podcast on Education

John Merrow shares his reports on education based on the happenings and developments in education throughout the United States.

Ocean Adventures

Follow Jean-Michel Cousteau through an ocean adventure and share with your students what else is out there in the animal world.

Nature

Have your students listen about the affects of nature and what else is out there around the world and not just in their familiar environment.

Listen and Play

This is a good way for kids to learn to read in a more creative way instead of the typical read and answer questions.