Saturday, April 25, 2009

Administrator Resources

While I was in class searching the internet, I found this absolutely amazing blog and site. So many amazing things for principals can be found here.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Game Templates

If you want to make an interactive review game for your students, check out this website.

Directions for Downloading: RIGHT CLICK on the activity you wish to download and then CLICK "Save Target As." Once you click "Save Target As," save the activity in your designated place on your computer, such as "My Documents" or create a folder for the activity on your desktop. You can then open up the file you have saved and edit to create your own activity.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mr. C's Class Blog

If you want to learn from an amazing teacher, please check out this blog:

I am absolutely amazed at the content he adds daily. I am so inspired by the innovative things this teacher is doing in his classroom. Check it out!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Google News

Google News Timeline - Check it Out
Today, Google unveiled the Google News Timeline. The Google News Timeline could become a fantastic resource for anyone that teaches current events and or 20th - 21st Century history. The Google News Timeline allows you to search for news stories by event, a person's name, or by date. In the example below I searched for "John F. Kennedy, 11/22/63."Search results include links to stories, images, and videos. In some cases your search will yield results from archived magazines and newspapers. In my testing of the service, I found that searches for more recent events yielded more results than searches for older events.As a research tool, the best feature of the Google News Timeline is the ease with which you can find related results by dragging the timeline forward or backward with your mouse.The Google News Timeline is still in development in the Google Lab, but what they've made available thus far is a very promising tool for history teachers and students.Applications for EducationThe Google News Timeline could be a very useful research tool for history and current events students. Through the use of the timeline, students will be able to choose an event then read about the lead-up and aftermath of that event. For example, if a student picked "fall of the Berlin wall" they could use the Google News Timeline to read news accounts of the days prior to the fall of the wall and the days following the fall. The timeline will also display links to current writing on the student's chosen topic.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

PD Session

What are 3 ways you might use a blog?

Friday, April 3, 2009

Audacity-Make your own sound clips!

Head to this website to make your own sound clips. Audacity® is a free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can then import these into movie maker, powerpoint, etc. Once you record your sound clip, go to "file" and export it to save it as a WAV file. You could also record students reading from the beginning of the year and end of the year to show their growth. Any other ideas? Add them here under the comments. Have fun!