This past semester I decided to apply for a paid internship at a local student travel company, mostly because I needed the money. As it turns out, the work I’ve been doing has been extremely fascinating and is providing me a view of education outside of the classroom. My job is two-fold: I upload coursework for students to take online after their travel experience, and I write some of the coursework that they’ll take. I tend to separate the two, because they require two different areas of focus. The first requires me to think about what looks good for a consumer (the student), and how I can make the delivery of content engaging. The second part of my job requires me to come up with lessons that extend their traveling experience and challenge their thinking using information and assessments that are both diverse and accessible. The later, of course, is the more traditional roll of a teacher. Read More
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I was looking up online maps the other day for an interactive lesson and found this site called amMaps:
It has some pretty neat examples, like timeline oriented maps that change as you move your curser and maps that focus in on different countries and reveal their capitals or zoom in when you click on them. I could see it being used in history classes and English classes to set up the day’s reading, in math classes to cover stats by country, or in science classes to look at different populations. Best of all, it’s free to download and create your own. Read More
Behavior management is often the most difficult aspect of teaching for new teachers. You can read as many books as you want for what to do and what not to do, but often it just takes time, trial and error, and lots of reflection about the kind of teacher you want to be. I’ve got two great sources for tips that I’d like to share with you. Read More
http://www.diagram.ly/: a website where you can create free-form diagrams to make Graphic Organizers.
http://www.cracked.com/back-to-school-facts/: general tips
http://learninglinks.com/: a website for literature-based reading programs.
http://www.shmoop.com/: resources for different popular & classic novels
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/smartboard-wii-remote/: tips for using Smartboards
http://lifehacker.com/5686521/the-best-language-tools-for-geeks: online language tools
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-great-inspiring-sites-creative-writers-visit/: creative writing tools
http://writingfix.com/: teachers sharing lessons on writing