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 04/28/2012
This competition to create a video game will teach you how to make a game and help you study about health. they are due March 15 in this competition. Comptetitons are a great way to get students outside the classroom and create. way to help kids make more than a 100. What is more relevant and engaging to students these days than video games? In a few short weeks, you and your students can go from no game design experience to publishing your health related online video games on the Green Ribbon Schools website. The best part is we will show you exactly how to do this. We understand that Game Design can be new and intimidating. So we have developed a simple Lesson Plan for teachers to follow. No matter how computer-phobic you may be, you can complete this Lesson Plan with your students in 4-5 weeks. No game design or coding experience necessary. (With game design experience you can complete this in a matter of days)." "
This Arkansas history hub has some very interesting history resources. Here is a lesson plan on the civil rights movement in Arkansas. many states arestarting to create free online repositories. Here is an example. It would also be nice if these could be shared or cross posted elsewhere as well.
As I read Mrs. West's homework blog, I am struck with the simplicity but also the thought that there are so many places to publish homework. I think the question we must ask every teacher is: "How can students access your homework FROM HOME? How can they interact with you ONLINE?" It doesn't have to be one size fits all but such things should not be optional. I think everyone should be able to access grades and assignments online in every class.