These are random tools that I think would be useful for teaching. They will one day be pulled from here are organized in a more useful way. Jun 24
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Last week I had a wonderful opportunity to attend a Master Teachers Course organized in Prague by Intel Teacher Engage and led by the one and only Ollie Bray . Ollie had 18 of us from Eastern Europe + Spain glued to every word he said and made us do all the activities eagerly and enthusiastically for almost ten hours every day. He's an exceptional presenter, a skilful teacher trainer and a great person.
A few weeks ago my ProfHacker colleague Mark Sample posted a wonderful article on his personal blog, “ On Reading Aloud in the Classroom .” In that post, Mark takes on the perception shared by many in our field that “Asking students to take turns reading a text aloud offends our sensibilities as literature professors. It’s remedial.
Reducing statistics to “if _________ were 100 people, then __________” can make them very accessible, engaging, and thought-provoking. For example, there’s the well-known “If Twitter Was 100 People” infographic. There are also several sites that use this “gimmick” to illustrate much more important data about the world around us.
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NSDL provides access to high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Search 1.658.967.420 sentences for the right wording. We search billions of words in our phrase dictionary on how commonly used they are to identify the proper sentence structure.
"North American Slave Narratives" collects books and articles that document the individual and collective story of African Americans struggling for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries.
Books Articles I-imagine: Taking MY Place in the World ~ A Scrapbooking Journey PLUS Teacher's Guide (PDF Books)
It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it.