My friend, Nelson Gonzales from Belize City asked me about online reading books for his students. We discussed the International Children’s Digital Library which is a repository of digitized literature available in many languages for use by students. The growing collection is curated by the ICDL Foundation and contains stories that exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas.
The URL: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
Well, things are in full momentum by now so I thought I’d start sending a few things on The Teacher List. Thanks for hanging around!
I found this while researching how to repair a rubber-to-metal part on my truck and realized it will be handy for my Design Studies classes. Simply pick a category of This, then a category of That – and this handy search engine will guide you to the best adhesive product. This is excellent for STEAM classes, Science, Construction and Art classes as well.
The URL: http://www.thistothat.com/
My friend, Kim Hula-Hetu, shared this resource in preparation for this summer’s solar eclipse – on Monday August 21, 2017. As a last post of the year, have a look at how best to make this project – a pinhole projector, that will allow you and your family to safely view the event.
The URL: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/make-pinhole-projector.html
Thanks to everyone for your continued interest, suggestions and support. That’s it for another school year – and the 19th year for The Teacher List. Have a great summer break and we’ll catch up in the fall.
As cannabis legalization approaches here in Canada and is already legalized in some states, parents (and teachers?) may find these resources helpful. From the site: “Cannabis—legal or otherwise—is a hot topic. Parents who provide their kids with balanced information about the effects associated with cannabis (often called marijuana) can help them make informed decisions. It’s more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development by addressing this issue early and often.” Download your talk-kit here.
The URL: https://www.drugfreekidscanada.org/
I ran across this blog post from Alabama principal, Dr. Danny Steele. I thought it was a good end-of-June read as we look forward to summer.
The URL: http://www.steelethoughts.com/2017/06/what-great-teachers-know-about-kids.html
Terms of Service are daunting and it’s commonly understood that no one reads them. My friend, Scott McMillan, told me about this site the other day. TOSDR is a a user rights initiative to rate and label website terms & privacy policies, from very good Class A to very bad Class E. From the site: “Terms of service are often too long to read, but it’s important to understand what’s in them. Your rights online depend on them. We hope that our ratings can help you get informed about your rights.”
You’ll see some familiar sites rated here and then you’ll notice that there are many that haven’t been rated yet. This is because they don’t yet have enough data to apply a fair rating. Find out how you can help contribute your input on the site.
The URL: http://tosdr.org/