50 texting acronyms your kids might use that you need to know
Now that more schools allow cell phones in schools, it might be good for educators to know what all those texting acronyms mean. This is a good guide of the top 50.
Helping Students Learn from Mistakes is a Livebinder by Diana Gardner with resources on how to teach students ways to capitalize on mistakes and learn from them.
The Teacher Moves section of the TN Curriculum Center has is organized according to the needs and wants that all teachers seem to share.
- Work Smart – Stable and consistent routines that make the most efficient use of instructional time.
- Maintain a Safe Learning Environment – Effective classroom management techniques applied firmly, fairly, and with consistency.
- Build Efforts to Learn – Activities that motivate students to dedicate the energy needed to learn.
- Teach Effectively– Clear and explicit communication practices that focus tightly on specific learning targets.
- Drive Home Understanding – Approaches that make it possible for students to gain a deep and lasting understanding of content and associated practices.
Here is a nice collection of parent permission slips for technology use put together by Vicki Davis on Cool Cat Teacher blog. Several are excellent to modify for middle and high school students.
Web Canvas allows teachers and students to create a Canvas of learning. Now in Beta, check it out.
Class Badges is a free web site where teachers can award badges for student accomplishments. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school.
Tips on Organizing your Classroom from Cybraryman
It’s almost back-to-school time and Cybraryman has put together a collection of web sites to help you get organized.
This free site allows you to:
- Build your classroom library
- Import Booksource orders
- Import student roster
- Track book conditions
- Generate reports
- And more
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.
Kaylee\’s Education Studio has a large assortment of classroom management tools for teachers to download.
Inspire My Kids has stories, videos, podcasts, and photos to inspire kids to change the world. Maybe you can start a class project for the new year!
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Classroom Management, Evernote | Posted on August 22, 2011
10 Ways to Save Time with Evernote
is a list of ideas from the Time Management Ninja blog. Great site!
Every wonder what to showcase on your teacher web site? Check out the wonderful resources and information for parents on Beth Newingham’s class site at Rockin Room 13.
7 Ways to go from On-Task to Engaged is an ASCD article with thought-provoking questions for educators.
Test Anxiety Tips has 42 links to sites that help students (and adults) reduce some of the stress that comes with high stakes testing.
Icebreakers.ws has more than 25 favorite icebreakers and group activities with instructions. These icebreakers are simply the best, Try ‘em out and let us know how they work out for you!
Hold on to Your Horses Online Book is a free book that can be downloaded and used in the classroom. The book takes a unique look at impulse control and provides students a way to control those impulses.
Tips for Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences is an excellent reference from the Harvard Family Research Project on most effective way to hold parent conferences.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Classroom Management | Posted on August 31, 2010
How to Clean Your Email In-Box has some very good organizational tips for staying on top of all that email.
23 Ways to Get to Know Your Students has several ideas for starting a new school year.
44 Benefits of Collaborative Learning is a list from the Global Development Research Center. Supports the concept of PLNs and cooperative learning in classrooms.
Creating Gmail “Sub-Email” Accounts for Students allows a teacher to manage those Web 2.0 applications that require an email address for student use. For example – Voice Thread. This article walks you through how to set up “dummy” accounts for your students that will run through your gmail account. Thanks to FCPS Technology Resource Teachers in Frederick County, Maryland for this tip.
Okay – this isn’t technically an education site, but I can see the benefit. This tool allows you to place a phone call that goes directly to the recipients’ voicemail. You can deliver your message without having to chat – great for several calls of routine information.