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Discovery Education Science Fair Central offers ideas for science fair projects and experiments for kids Elmer's Teachers Club The Scientific Method: Experimentation Testing the Greenhouse Effect Judging Purpose and Hypothesis Research Selecting a Topic Teacher Lesson Plans, Printables & Worksheets by Grade or Subject - Bellringers - Next Year ~ An "Old Math Dog" Learning New Tricks As the year is winding down, I start to think of things I want to change. Last summer, one of the things I wanted to put together was some sort of organized bellringers/warm-ups for students to work on when they got into class. Although I like having a theme for each day, my students really don't do the bellringers as I would like. I am still going to keep to my Testing Tuesdays/Thursdays I think. I am debating still what to do about Mondays and Wednesdays. I think the biggest change I am going to make is on Fridays. So, here's my solution: Fact Fridays. I realize that students have become this way because of the lack of emphasis of having basic facts memorized in the previous (Ohio) curriculum and the tendency of previous teachers to emphasize the use of the calculator when a student is stuck.

Tech Learning TL Advisor Blog and Ed Tech Ticker Blogs from TL Blog Staff – 0 Comments May 8, 2009 By: Tech Learning Blog Staff May 8 Written by: 5/8/2009 12:42 AM ShareThis Project Based Learning (PBL) is a great way to teach students content, 21st century skills, and engage them in something fun and educational. First of all, PBL can be used in any classroom, in any subject, at any grade level. PBL does take planning. For instance, I teach physics and developed a project for my classes on structures and stress and strain. Another example of PBL is having the students research a topic and present it to the rest of the class through a multimedia presentation, website, or poster. Start small. Another idea for projects is to look at your school or community and see what they need. An idea I got from my wife (a Biology Education student) is to have students create a lesson for other students about a topic. PBL offers teachers a new way to have their students learn content as well as 21st century skills. Some web resources to get you started:

3 Tools for Lesson Planning in the Cloud Add It’s been amazing to see LearnBoost teachers sharing their lesson plans over the last few weeks on Edublogs , Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, within their schools and in other creative ways! LearnBoost is all about finding ways to help teachers plan effectively for student achievement. PlanbookEdu . Teaching As Leadership Rubric . Rubistar . Planning for student achievement is one of the most fundamental aspects of outstanding teaching, yet teachers have less and less planning time as class sizes and paperwork tasks mount. image courtesy of Check out LearnBoost’s grade book, and sign up for a free account!

Supporting KS3 Science Edudemic is a superb resource to keep you up to date with the latest ideas, developments and to provide inspiration for using technology to enrich and enhance teaching and learning: About Edudemic: “Social media is making a big impact o­n education. The threading of new technology with old standards has created new and exciting opportunities for teachers, school administrators, and students. What is the best way to improve education using social media? That’s the big question that Edudemic hopes to answer. Do you ever wonder how schools, universities, colleges, and large groups in general should use social media? Students are often early adopters, frequent users, and overall lovers of technology and social media.

Your must-have classroom toolkit - Resources - TES Connect Comment:3.8 average rating | Comments (52)Last Updated:17 March, 2014Section:Resources We’ve picked out a selection of must-have classroom management and lesson planning resources uploaded and rated by teachers. This list includes some of the most popular resources ever uploaded to the TES, some have been downloaded by more than 130,000 teachers! And they’re all free .. Simply follow the links to download the individual resources. You’ll need to log in the first time you download a resource - if you don’t have an account then you’ll be prompted to create one, which is free and only takes a minute. Behaviour management and rewards Top 10 behaviour management tips Does exactly what it says on the box. Marbles Timer The world’s finest tidy-up timer based on marbles and jars. Reward stickers Praise reward stickers for early years and primary. Effort league table A whole class reward chart based on a football league table. Pirate ship reward chart Reward wristband More recommended behaviour resources