I bought my husband the Amazon Alexa for Father’s Day and we have been surprised by how much we use and appreciate this “new member of the family.” Turns out there are also some great classroom ideas for this voice activated computer. Check out this blog post by “The Daring Librarian” Gwineth Jones on using Alexa in the library – “There’s an Echo in my Library.”
Discovery Education has put together a great list of SOS Teaching Strategies that is free content for teachers. Some of these are creative and not the same old “ticket out the door.”
ThingLink Blog has twelve super ideas on ways to integrate this free web tool into the classroom.
Best Blog Posts of 2014 – Learning in Hand
Here is a great list of top blog posts from Tony Vincent’s Learning in Hand site. Topics include QR Codes, favorite Apps, all about iOS8, Ed Chats, etc.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs | Posted on July 7, 2014
7 Smart Ways to Teach With Your Blog has wonderful ideas for teachers to incorporate blogging into the classroom.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs, Common Core | Posted on January 8, 2014
10+1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging is a great article on the Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension blog about the benefits as well as “how tos” of student blogging.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs, Science Resources | Posted on December 3, 2013
7 outstanding science based websites you may not know is from the Learning Never Stops blog. Great links to science sites.
Blogging with Elementary Students – How to Get Started is a great “how-to” article on the Teacher’s Life for Me blog. Michael Soskil tells you step-by-step how to have students select a topic, do research, cite works, and publish. All these activities align perfectly with Common Core standards for ELA.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs | Posted on June 14, 2013
Tips for Student Blogging from the Education ReThink Blog has practical advice on how to make the best use of student blogging.
26 Places to Find Free Multimedia for your Blog has links to free image, audio, and video sites.
Literacyhead Web Site
Welcome to Literacyhead! We gather visual art and organize it in reading and writing lessons and tools. From comprehension strategies to writing workshop mini-lessons, Literacyhead uses visual art to teach reading and writing standards in ways that are engaging and accessible to students with different needs.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Apps for Learning, Blogs | Posted on July 5, 2012
Apps in Education is a blog to help teachers find the apps they need for the classroom. Bypass the iTunes store and search here by subject area.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs, Math Resources | Posted on July 5, 2012
Lovers of Math Blog has math examples for teachers to use. Site is searchable by topic.
40 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners is a helpful post on the “TWEEN TEACHER” blog. Many of these strategies work equally well with other struggling learners.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs | Posted on March 14, 2012
The Teacher\’s Lane is a collection of blogs written by teachers and organized by grade levels. The creator has even made it easy for you to add your own blog to the collection.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs | Posted on February 29, 2012
Project Based Learning Guide from Educational Technology Guy is a nice article to help you get started with project based learning in your classroom. At the end is a list of links
to other resources.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs, Conferences, Document Camera | Posted on January 26, 2012
100 Uses of a Document Camera
Online Discussions: How to Engage Students
are two great presentations sent to me from Blake Harris at FETC and presented by Jenna Linskens
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs, Classroom Management | Posted on January 17, 2012
Clutter Free Classroom Blog has tips and resources for effective classroom and time management.
20 Education Administrator Blogs You Should Start Following Right Now is a nice list of leading educators who reflect and write about current education topics.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs, Writing | Posted on December 9, 2011
6 Reasons Why Kids Should Be Blogging
In the digital age, kids need to have an understanding of what it means to be a responsible digital citizen. They need to learn the technical how-to’s, as well as a more global comprehension of how to navigate the online world.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Art, Blogs, STEM Resources | Posted on November 1, 2011
50 Best Blogs for STEM Educators is simply a list of blogs related to teaching science, technology, engineering, and math.
Ten Common Lessons the Arts and STEM Teach is a great article on the YES Generation blog correlating the positive impact of the arts in conjunction with science and math instruction.
Halloween Apps from Teacher Boot Camp blog is a great collection of educational activities tied to the Halloween festivities.
39 Sites for Using iPads in the Classroom is a post on the iPads for Learning blog as a tribute to Steve Jobs.
Embedit gives you an easy way to embed documents and presentations into your web sites. This can make viewing much easier to users running various operating systems.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs, Videos | Posted on October 11, 2011
Best Ways to Access You Tube Videos at School has links to help from Larry Ferlazzo’s blog.