Teach This! Teaching with lesson plans and ideas that rock #teaching 12/30/2011
An Alternative to Student Gifts | Expat Educator
This teacher asks for students to donate to a charity if they really must give a gift. Great ideas.
Seth's Blog: The reason productivity improvements don't work (as well as they could)
"You don't need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment."
Want to get more out of your classroom: make the commitment first then start making the plan. This is called "owning" your goal in Franklin Covey-speak.
Printed books from wiki content? This website allows you to custom combined a variety of wiki articles from wikipedia or your favorite wiki. This would be an option if your students create a wiki and you'd like to convert it to a book easily. I'm also wondering if you could print it to a PDF as well. (Or you could do it yourself, but this is more of a professional book.
Microsoft OneNote in the classroom
A Microsoft One Note teaching guide for One Note 2010. I use this to write my computer science textbook for my students.
Nice overview of exercises and activities for prewriting.
Free lesson plans that you can filter by age and how many class periods that you have teach as well as the topics. This is by Microsoft so it is using Microsoft projects. This is perfect for those of you who want cool lessons but are restricted from using a lot of the web 2 tools.
A major issue with the 'publishing' option for forms and privacy - Google Docs Help
This person uses Google forms to collect sensitive student application data and didn't realize when she checked "share responses" that it would mean that the students could see what the other student's said. If you are a teacher using Google forms in the classroom, realize that you never check the box that says share answers when creating the form. What you do is share the spreadsheet behind the form to those who want to see the data.
If you're going to use Google Docs, make sure you train your staff or this could be you. Also teach your students who are using forms as well.