Friday, January 20, 2012

January Instructional Resource Update

Hello teachers!
I have attached and listed below the top instructional resources that I have come across in the last month through my own online searches, listservs, by following blogs, and being involved in educational social networking. New website links are also posted on  I hope you will scroll through the resources and find one or two things that will be useful to you in the future. Have a great weekend!

Useful Documents:
FREE Ideas to Promote Active Engagement of Your Students by Wise Guys

FREE Observation, Inference, and Prediction Activities
by Secondary Solutions

FREE Fact Swap Review Game for Any Subject
by Rachel Lynette

Prezi Instruction Templates for Teachers and/or Students:

Prezi Manual.pdf  (11 page option) or Prezi-A Quickstart Guide (2 page option) 

Useful Websites: 
Create Mobile Apps | Conduit Mobile -Create your own Apps for your students, or have students create an App as a project!


Tip 109 - iFake Text "is a great example of  a simple tool that can allow your students to show what they know in a unique or novel way by emulating a text message conversation on an iPhone." (via Tammy Worcester)


Yummy Math  "We provide teachers and students with mathematics relevant to our world today" …Also has activities for Math and Science, Social Studies, Art, and Food. (Via Diigo in Education)


Recently Created Posters | Free Poster Maker-3 Easy steps! Great for student projects or for making your own classroom posters.

Twister-Create Fake Tweets-"This new template allows you to create fictional "status updates" that can then be printed off for display purposes."


StrategiesForNonMotivated-Strategies for students who refuse to work

Intervention Central-Tips for 6 different motivation challenges such as:
  • Motivation Challenge 1: The Student Cannot Do the Work Read more...
  • Motivation Challenge 2: The Response Effort to Do the Work Seems Too Great Read more...
  • Motivation Challenge 3: Classroom Instruction Does Not Engage Read more...
  • Motivation Challenge 4: The Student Does Not See an Adequate Payoff for Doing the Work Read more...
  • Motivation Challenge 5: The Student Lacks Confidence that He or She Can Do the Work  Read more...
  • Motivation Challenge 6: The Student Lacks a Positive Relationship with the Teacher Read more...
Useful Tips: 

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