Friday, March 28, 2008

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 03/28/08

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found interesting this week. As a teacher, I feel we have to keep up to date concerning research in our field and current issues in the education system. I hope some of these inspire you, inform you, and even have you asking questions. Thank you for coming by and visiting!

Free Technology Toolkit for UDL in All Classrooms – Karen Janowski states that “free tools offer opportunities for struggling learners that promote academic success.” I like the idea that these tools are free because many teachers already spend a bundle out of their own pockets for their students.

Midnight the Cow and Friends – a book written for children. I was interested in the fact that the illustrator was someone diagnosed with autism.

Computer Lab Favorites from Scholastic – “50 one-stop learning activities – 15-30 minutes each.” “is a website for kids to publish their own Podcasts so that other kids can listen. The idea is to make sure that there's a kid-safe Podcast out there for our young minds to hear. Contribution by kids makes it that much better, by allowing kids to listen to their peers on subjects they love!”

TeacherLed – “This site is designed to provide teachers with access to high quality teaching resources for use on Interactive Whiteboards.”

photo credit: Tools by mrjt


Bill Gaskins said...

Thanks for sharing the websites. I have bookmarked them and plan to share with some teacher next week.


loonyhiker said...

Bill: Glad you were able to use this information and share it!

Karen Janowski said...

Thank you for the plug to the Free Tech Toolkit. My hope is that every teacher in America will have access to that post and utilize the resources because then their students will benefit.
And to me, that's what it's all about!
See you at CEC.

loonyhiker said...

karen: Teachers spend enough of their own money to help their students so when there is something free out there and it is reccommended by another teacher, I think it is worth checking out. Thanks .