Friday, April 10, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Five Brainstorming Aids - Computer Based Graphic Organizers

For those of us who love using graphic organizers in class, these five programs might be just what we need to give a little technology injection to those activities. I'm not one for using technology just for the sake of using it, but students often respond better to activities on the computer than anything handwritten.

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Monday, April 6, 2009


Cool little site that helps format your citations. It supports both MLA and APA citations.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

IXL Math

Cool math review exercises and games. Elementary school levels only, as far as I can tell.

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Friday, March 13, 2009


A cool site for science teachers, has lots of online activities to play around with and if you're close enough (San Fransisco), it is also a museum that looks to be a great field trip option.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Professional Development

Lots of professional development opportunities can be found here. Have I personally used anything from this site? No. Do I plan to? Not in the foreseeable future. But there are plenty of folks out there who spend what precious little time they have after workshops, after school duties, and grading papers to go to even more workshops and watch more videos in order to improve as a teacher. This link is for those overachievers.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Greek Overkill Punishments

This is a great way of demonstrating to students the idea of Greek revenge that we discuss with the tragedies, or it could just be an interesting bit of information to include in a Greek mythology unit. Check out how hard the Greek gods hammered their people here.