Thursday, October 20, 2011

October Instructional Resource Update

Each month I send out an instructional resource update to the teachers at my high school. I have listed below some of my favorite instructional resources that I have come across in the last month or so. I have already blogged about some of the ones I sent them, so I did not include those.  New website links that I have come across in the last month are also posted on  I hope you will scroll through the resources and to pick out one or two new things to try in the next month or so!

Great Websites:
Wordia This is a free resource that utilizes games, videos, and lesson plans across all subjects on the curriculum. It is an online visual dictionary which has the published aim of 'redefining the dictionary'. It asks members of the public and celebrity 'orators' to upload videos explaining what words mean to them. Watch the video on the home page for more information.

For the vocabulary of a unit you are doing your students could each be assigned a word and make a video of the definition of it. Then you could post the videos to the site and students could watch them as a way to introduce the new vocabulary.

Classroom Freebies-Top Educators bringing you the best resources for your classroom every day and always free! (You can follow this blog, or follow on Facebook, or Twitter)

New Comment-Only Option in Google Docs There are a couple of great ways to use this in education including peer-editing. Using the comment-only setting students can share their documents and get feedback without any risk of their peers accidentally making drastic changes to their documents.
Teacher Evaluation Artifact Porfolio-This is an NC teacher's binderless 21st century evidence of her teaching competencies in the five standards of the new NC Teacher Evaluation Instrument. Digital artifacts can be found at each of the standard tabs. This site might give you some ideas for artifacts you want to collect this year.
Skype in the Classroom is a free community to help teachers everywhere use Skype to help their students learn. It’s a place for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes and share inspiration.

The Organized Classroom Blog YouTube Channel Feeling unorganized? Check out this teacher's short videos on classroom organization and technology.

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