Monday, September 12, 2011

Behavior Management Made Easy!

I stumbled across this amazing little tool this morning via a blog entitled Mindshift. It's FREE and pretty handy, I must say. In short, it allows you to set up a class and track student behaviors, both positive and negative. I know this might be a useful tool for those students who need some help and encouragement adapting to the classroom and social expectations we have at WCS. While it seems a bit juvenile, MS teachers can set up accounts by grade level for all teachers to use to track tardies and missing homework for select students as a team. The neat thing is you can set up your smartphone to access the site remotely to make it even easier to use. You can see your class (or grade) as a whole and generate reports for individuals to share with parents. It's really an amazing site... Check it out, and set up your class or students right away:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Video Game Design Made Easy!

Ever wanted to design and build your own educational video games? Or have your students do it for a project linked to the content you teach? Check out Gamestar Mechanic, and join the gaming revolution!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Best of the Web 2011

Richard Byrne is the author of probably, in my opinion, the most useful technology blogs for teachers on the planet. I subscribe to his posts via Google Reader, and I am blown away on a DAILY basis by the resources he provides. The best thing about the resources he provides is that they are all free! What teacher can't use FREE resources? This Issuu publication is a collection of his favorite Web 2.0 resources from 2011 (so far). Take a moment and explore; I promise you won't be disappointed. Also, take a minute to visit his blog: it will be time well spent!