Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Interesting Article, Read the Comments

The Learning Network: What Tech Tools Do Your Teachers Use?

Published: November 17, 2010
Student Opinion | What technology is used in your classrooms?
Reposted from the New York Times. To view the full article, click here: 

Thank you Amy Cunningham for referring the article!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The History Teacher's Attic

5th grade-AP History and Geography teachers, this site is for you! The author of this blog desires to serve all types of social studies teachers by categorizing his resources by High Tech, Low Tech, and No Tech. I love it because you can click any of those three categories on the right hand side of the page and tap into a wealth of resources for any kind of history classroom. Browse the extensive resources for American History, but scroll down the page to find other types of history topics covered as well. Another great place to click is on the author's portfolio at the top of the page. There are some interesting blogs and websites there to investigate. Click the image on the left to check it out... and enjoy!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Attention Bloggers!

Amy Cunningham shared a wonderful resource with me today which might be of interest to those of you who blog. If you want a new look for your blog, a great place to go is Shabby Blogs. By clicking the buttons at the top of the page, you can copy HTML code for different backgrounds and buttons to dress up your blog and make if more personal. There are seasonal designs, headers and buttons to really jazz up your blog. As always, I am always available to help you figure out how to manipulate that HTML code, if you need assistance. Click the icon to the right to visit the site. Have fun and enjoy redecorating!

Other GREAT resources:
The Cutest Blog on the Block (check out the "secrets" section)
Beautiful Blog Designs (check out the tutorials and lists of other sites to get FREE stuff!)

Monday, November 1, 2010

A GeekyMomma's Blog: How To Be a Good Commenter

This is a great idea for classrooms beginning the blogging process with younger students. Challenge them to get the Blogging credentials using the Paper Blog Project!

A GeekyMomma's Blog: How To Be a Good Commenter: "Photo property of Karen McMillan crossposted here"  I'm always looking for ways to be sure students know what they're doing online before t..."