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A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about

A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about
1- Teachers Network Teachers Network provides lesson plans, classroom specials, teacher designed activities for different subjects and many other resources. 2- Smithsonian Education Smithsonian Education offers a wide variety of free resources for teachers, students and parents. 3- Education World This is another great website for teachers. 4- Discovery Education Discovery Education offers a broad range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the bell 5- The Gateway This is one of the oldest publicly accessible U.S repositories of education resources on the web. 6- EdHelper EdHelper provides teachers with free printables, graphic organizers, worksheets, lesson plans, games and many other activities. 7- Thinkfinity Thinkfinity is a free online professional learning community that provides access to over 50.000 educators and experts in curriculum enhancement, along with thousands of award-winning digital resources for k-12 8- PBS Teachers 9- 10- 42explore

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Study: Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A study released Tuesday by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians shows that the more emphasis is put on school libraries--and the learning that takes place there--the better scores students receive on standardized tests. University of South Carolina Professor Dr. Karen Gavigan outlined the studies five areas of importance at a press conference Tuesday morning. "The presence of librarians and library support staff, instructional collaboration between librarians and teachers, traditional and digital collections, library expenditures, and access to computers," she explained. The study found that the schools which had these five components had better performance on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards.

Guess Who Character Generator Click on the icon below to print additional character sheets. 1. Click on one of the icons below. 2. Print the sheets on your color printer. Hexagonal Learning After reading the inspirational post on The Learning Spy I decided to give this a go. My year 10 class are doing Macbeth and this is a challenging play for boys who have not ever done Shakespeare before. We have watched the Polanski version of the film and have collected quotes and created scene summaries. The lesson before this one I gave students each five post-it notes and asked them to write a quote on each. When they had done this, they had to stick them on an appropriate poster named for each of the themes. This took some discussion but certainly showed me that they had an understanding of the ways that the play deals with themes and ideas and an ability to link that knowledge to selected evidence.

Three Good Sources of Fun and Interesting Math Challenges "When are we ever going to use this?" Raise your hand if you have ever heard that question from a student in the middle of a math lesson or any other lesson. Giving students some clever math problems that tie-in a "real world" situation can go a long way toward helping them see how math skills are skills they'll use for a lifetime. The following three websites all provide good math challenges to use with your students. Would You Rather? is a website maintained by John Stevens for the purpose of sharing quick and fun math challenges for students. The Teacher's Corner - Librarians The Teacher's Corner Librarians This indicates resources located on The Teacher's Corner. "Camp Out in the Library"The students enjoy this activity very much and it encourages them the importance of reading, learning and traveling through books. Submitted by: Wendy Nieto - Dorado, Puerto Rico 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know Another great New York Public Library resource.

Lacking inspiration? 6 awesome resource websites to find stuff for your classes I like to consider myself a creative person and I’m always designing and devising activities to step away from the course book with the aim of sparking students ‘interest. Unfortunately, I’m not always in that mood. No problem :)Luckily, there are plenty of websites offering free resources that can really save the day. These are my favourite go-to sites when I am feeling kind of lazy or uninspired, but still want to shine in class. TED 4 ESL.

TEDxTeen 2012 "Forget What You Know"Jacob Barnett Watch "Still Figuring It Out"Tavi Gevinson 20 Resources for Holiday Themed Writing, Doodling and Conversation Prompts “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.” – Helen Keller New York Public Library's 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know Description: Around 2005 the NYPL created this popular list - it includes many classic stories from the 30s to the 2000'sThis list is publicly viewableLast updated: June 5, 2013, 10:47 pm Showing 20 of 93 items ( 15 currently available - Show Me )Sort by: List/Print View Book The Perfect Classroom Gift: A Gift of Words I belong to a book club, one that has continued since 1990. Think of all the books we have read together. And we're serious about this, too. We're not one of those clubs that gather together to eat and then never talk about the book.