40 websites that will make you cleverer right now The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages. But only a tiny fraction help you improve your brain power. Here are 40 of the best. whizzpast.com – Learn about our awe inspiring past all in one wonderful place. khanacademy.org – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science. freerice.com – Help end world hunger by correctly answering multiple-choice quizzes on a wide variety of subjects. artofmanliness.com – Blog/site dedicated to all things manly, great for learning life skills and good insights. unplugthetv.com – Randomly selects an educational video for you to watch. coursera.org – An educational site that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. mentalfloss.com – Interesting articles guaranteed to make you smile and get you thinking. feelgoodwardrobe.com – Find out how the world of fashion really works and what you can do to combat it. lifehacker.com – Learn to hack life!
uclacourses History 2D: Science, Magic, and Religion, Lecture 1, UCLA 118,378 views 5 years ago Lecture Title: "Course Introduction" March 31st, 2009 Professor Courtenay Raia lectures on science and religion as historical phenomena that have evolved over time. Some clips and images may have been blurred or removed to avoid copyright infringement. * See all the UCLA History 2D: Science, Magic, and Religion classes in this series: See more courses from UCLA: See more from UCLA's main channel on YouTube: Show less
The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool. In 2010, we covered our favorite 100 video sites for educators, and we’ve now updated our list for 2012 with more than 100 resources and more than 25 brand new entries. Read on, and you’ll be able to check out the very best sources for educational videos on the web. Educational Video Collections Specifically designed for education, these collections make it easy to find video learning resources. TeacherTube: This YouTube for teachers is an amazing resource for finding educationally-focused videos to share with your classroom. General Video Collections Network TV, inspiring talks, and more are all available in these collections. Hulu: A great place to find the latest TV shows, Hulu is also a source of educational videos. Teacher Education Lesson Planning Science, Math, and Technology
7 Best Timeline Creators For Creating Awsome Timelines 11inShare11inShare When creating a timeline for a project or important event, it is best to use helpful tools or templates so that the timeline can be created accurately without any kind of miscalculations or flaws. One way of doing this is to use PowerPoint templates, such as the Workplan or Arrow PowerPoint timeline template. However, if the requirements of your timeline are too complex, then it might be worth using more comprehensive tools instead of a simple template. For this reason we have compiled a list of some of the best timeline creators that can be used for creating robust timelines, instead of having to create one from a blank timeline template. Preceden If you’re looking to create a professional timeline for work or personal use, look no further than Preceden. Go to Preceden Office Timeline If you are looking for a PowerPoint add-in that can help you create attractive timelines then the best option is to use Office Timeline. Office Timeline Add-In for PowerPoint TimeGlider
The Psycho-Educational Teacher: Helping Students with Recurrent Behavior Problems FaradaySchools 10 Open Source Tools For Busy Teachers There’s a pantload of premium products available to teachers right now. If you’re willing to pay a little (or a lot) then you can have professional-grade products. But what if you don’t need the ultra-fancy version? What if you just need to do a quick task and then move on? So now that we’ve established ‘free’ is a good price, let’s check out some of the more popular and powerful open source alternatives for teachers, students, and just about everyone else. WordPress WordPress powers a huge chunk of the world’s websites. Pidgin Pidgin lets you instant message / chat with all your friends in one place. Audacity Looking to do some quick sound-editing? Tomboy Need to take notes but don’t have an iPad, smartphone, or Evernote? MediaWiki This bit of software is insanely powerful but a bit more complex. Want to have a video player that you know will just work? PDF Creator Don’t have Acrobat but need to convert something to a PDF? Edubuntu Open Office GiMP GBrainy This is a fun one. BONUS!
Classroom Management Strategies | Classroom Management Strategies for teachers and lecturers If you want to use praise to reach your most troubled and troublesome students you need to be aware of a few factors which can make it less effective as a classroom management strategy and as a way of connecting with students. In this teacher training video you’ll discover why the usual way of using… Continue Reading → Making Praise More Effective Part 1 – Mistakes Made When Using Praise Continue Reading → Why Is Praise So Powerful? Here is a quick video which explains why praise is one of your most powerful classroom management strategies. Continue Reading → Why Is Praise So Powerful? Continue Reading → A little story about student engagement Designing lessons and activities that are engaging for every individual in a class, whilst keeping within the framework of an academically-weighted, restrictive and overly-prescriptive curriculum is one of the most frustrating challenges facing teachers; but if you get it right it can be an excellent way of avoiding disruptive behaviour. Free Report:
Qualities Of Good Teachers Good teachers are rare, and few people, including school administrators who hire teachers, know what it takes to be one. Although some of the qualities of good teachers are subtle, many of them are identifiable. Here is a list of sixteen traits that excellent teachers have in common: 1. Knowledge of the subject matter You can’t teach what you don’t know. 2. No teacher should be expected to have much patience with individuals whose lack of discipline, immaturity, or indolence interrupts the work of other students. 3. All good teachers are intellectually curious and naturally driven by their interests in keeping abreast of changes in their fields. 4. Good teachers are confident in their abilities to sense where students are in the learning process and in their students’ abilities to learn material that is presented in a logical and graduated fashion. 5. Talented teachers are able to work with students with varying levels of maturity and knowledge. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.