As the Beginning Teacher conferences get started this month, here is an Edutopia article that offers new teachers 5 tips to become a Connected Educator.
The URL: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/new-teachers-becoming-connected-educators-lisa-dabbs
My Dad sent me this site – it’s a virtual climb of Mount Everest in a 3D environment. Keep an eye on the left side of the screen where the current elevation is indicated. When you’ve reached the South Summit, have a look around and then explore the menu on the right side for more information on the Sherpa community and the April 2014 tragedy.
The URL: http://everestavalanchetragedy.com/mt-everest-journey.html
My students are using Google Sites as a portfolio to hold all of their creative work. There are a lot of questions about how to use the many features, so we’ve been “Asking The Google” and found this good site. Google Trainer, Tony Amsler, offers a range of tips for beginners and experts alike, including his very helpful articles in the “Good to Know” section.
The URL: https://sites.google.com/site/amslerclassroom/
Ah, the dreaded book report! This page has been making the rounds since yesterday and it’s too good not to share. Thanks to all who pointed it out.
The URL: http://www.educationrethink.com/2014/09/six-alternatives-to-book-reports.html
EducatorLabs’ Kelly Campbell, sent this site along a while back. It’s a good launching point with several links that relate to the history of flight and specific information on planes, jets and helicopters and how they work.
The URL: http://www.ellejet.com/jets-planes-and-helicopters-how-do-they-fly.php
I found this little treasure collection while looking for some inspiration to create my own poster. There are 304 no-cost, downloadable posters in this busyteacher.org site. There is a prominent ad to purchase product on the pages but if you click on the poster you like, it will present you with a .jpg that can be saved or printed.
The URL: http://busyteacher.org/teaching_ideas_and_techniques/classroom-posters/