Last season of Nova science available for download free from PBS – get it now. It is legal! They are doing it for teachers!
Free quizzes at Proprofs – I've blogged about their flash cards before. Like the facelift for the site!
Another Great blog post from Elizabeth Helfant from Mary Institute County Day School in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. This one distills the Student NETS into 4 ponts: 1) Inquiry, Research, and Information Literacy, 2) Digital Citizenship and Personal Learning Networks, 3) Communication and Collaboration in a Global World, and 4) Creativity, Inventive and Critical Thinking, Design.
Her school has used these four talking points to give them two goals at school – managing information effectively and creating learning networks.
If you're working with Professional Development and technology integration, Elizabeth has a lot of great things to share. She is so impressive!
Very interesting ponderings from an elementary teacher in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada about the balance and issues that have caused some parents to want to block all “social” tools in school.
I think she has very balanced ponderings on this and it is excellent reading.
Interesting article about childhood independence, going out to play, and the way we've started treating today's kids. Maybe they are ADHD because they are inside all the time! 😉 Who knows – I just know that the kids I teach who get out consistently are different – more creative, happier, more settled.
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