Blogger. 10 Minute Teacher Podcast. Teaching students with new tools, enthusiasm, and belief that teaching is a noble calling. This is an archive of my blogger blog since I started blogging here before I set up www.coolcatteacher.com
Teach This! Teaching with lesson plans and ideas that rock #teaching 12/31/2011
QR Code treasure hunt generator. Classtools.net has long been my favorite place for graphic organizers, easy video game review games, and Fakebook, but now there is a QR Treature hunt generator. It does all the work for you. So cool. Take a look and do a kind of treasure hunt kids will love.
Since August 2006 this Media Center has been blogging, sharing links and information. Such useful information here. Sometimes we show by example more than we can say by giving assignments. You can tell students blogging is important but if you don't do it. You can also see how assignment are given on this blog. For teachers and media centers to review who are considering blogging.
International Children's Library includes many ebooks that you can download onto your Kindle. The books are organized by grade level and there are over 10,000 of them. (A big hat tip to Peter Fogarty who shared this resource over at the TES forum, a place where I find a ton of great things for my classroom.)
This wiki used at MICDS (a great school in St. Louis where I've been before) is a Lord of the Flies survival game using a wiki. This is a great idea for a lesson plan with collaborative writing as well as understanding the book content.
For those who have told me that there is no use for pinterest in schools, here is a common core pinterest curated by Liane Courtney. Most web 2 tools can be useful, it lies in the willingness of users to make them so.
I've found something that is just beautiful here that expresses how I feel about an important cause. yes, education is my primary focus and I'll spend a lot of time helping you teach and use technology well. But a person who teaches should have a heart. My heart will be with those who cannot speak for themselves.
Chorus from "I am an abolitionist" taken from this page of hymns that make you ask why.
"I am an Abolitionist! No threats shall awe my soul, No perils cause me to desist, No bribes my nets control; In freedom will I live and die, In sunshine and in shade, And raise my voice for liberty, Of nought on earth afraid."
January 2012 has been proclaimed National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month here in the US.
If you're teaching students about digital citizenship, perhaps you should start at the site, icanstalku.com. It starts off by explaining meta data and the settings in your cell phone that reveal way too much about where you are located.