Friday, May 8, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/8/09

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my PLN. 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!

Flat World Knowledge – resource for free college textbooks

Model UN Nation – A Teacher’s Guide – “a program that allows students to take on the role of delegates from specific countries, learn about international issues, and discuss these issues from the point of view of their chosen country.”

More Classroom Ideas for Old Fashioned Index Cards

My Library of Congress – “The Library's new, personalized site,, presents many of these items in compelling online exhibitions that reveal our nation's history, knowledge and creativity through primary sources, engaging activities and materials for teachers and students.”

Confusing Words - is a collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and writers. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused.

Original image: 'Tools' by: Thomas Hawk


laura said...

Model UN is the best activity I run in my classroom. Each summer term our Year 10 (9th Grade to you lot) transform into a UN delegation and the way they take to it is awe-inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Cheers for including my link in your post. And it's great to hear people are studying and successfully implementing the Model UN into classrooms.