Friday, May 9, 2008

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 05/09/08

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!

Finding Inspiration in Literature and Movies (F.I.L.M.) – “Its focus is the development and distribution of free curriculum for the youth-serving community to use socially uplifting stories from literature and Truly Moving Picture Award-winning films to channel positive messages and life-affirming themes into the minds and lives of youth. The curriculum is designed in conjunction with movie studios and youth educators to get youth reading and watching quality content, to provoke thought and exploration of pertinent themes and issues, and to inspire participation in theme-based activities and service learning.” Lesson plan and activites are available for free download.

Cyber guides – “CyberGuides are supplementary, standards-based, web-delivered units of instruction centered on core works of literature. Each CyberGuide contains a student and teacher edition, standards, a task and a process by which it may be completed, teacher-selected web sites and a rubric…”

Behavior Advisor – suggests intervention strategies for certain behavior problems.

ProTeacher – great ideas for classroom management.

CAST – Center for Applied Special Technology discusses Universal Design for Learning in the classroom. Their mission is to “To expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies.”

1 comment:

M-Dawg said...

Great stuff as usual - thanks for sharing! :-)

Your trip sounded/looked amazing - hope you had a relaxing time.