This teacher has students creating digital portfolios. Many high schoolers don’t do this and yet this teacher does it with 6 year olds. You don’t have a choice, it is important, even if via dvd, to help students know how to build portfolios. If I were enrolling my child in a new school today, it wouldn’t just be about test scores, I’d call and ask to see some sample portfolios. Savvy parents and board members will ask to see the same. From Teacher Kathy Cassidy
How to use Google Docs with EDmodo. You can link your Docs account and use it within your groups. Here is how.
An incredible set of Google forms that you can use in your classroom. One tip – never collect emails or you violate Google’s terms of service and can lose access to the spreadsheet like we did with our Eracism project last week.
Science booklets with experiments for young children. Each one involves the senses. Elementary teachers will want this.
Got a behavior problem? Behavior management expert Tom Bennett has a set of classroom resources for all types of problems you may have. Because he’s from the UK, you’re likely to find some fresh ideas here.
Some ponderings on what makes great teaching – one of the last articles from a set of 12 I did for the Atlantic.
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