Monday, 7 January 2013

Resources to Start Off Your Week 48

     I am pretty excited to be sharing my first Resources to Start Off Your Week post of the 2013 year! Plus it is my 200th post! I am pretty proud to announce that through these posts I have officially found and shared over 160 awesome resources that can be used in the classroom :) If you haven't had an opportunity to check out some of these resources, I always add them all to my lists of resources under the Fav Websites heading.

     My lists of resources include almost 200 annotated entries including:
- 31 under the Social Studies heading
- 32 under the Science heading
- 11 under the English heading
- 10 under the Math heading
- 17 under the Multi-Subject heading
- 42 under the Tech heading
- 22 under the New Teacher heading (interview tips)
- 23 under the Teacher heading (general)

     Here are some new ones to add to the lists!

1 ) 9 Tools to Create E-Magazines & Newspapers For Your Class
- If you are already spending time compiling, printing off information, and
   packaging it into booklets or centers then why don't you consider creating an
   e-magazine or newspaper to house that same information? It is
   environmentally friendly and students love something different, especially if you
   have access to netbooks or tablets in your classroom. You might even consider
   having your students create their own newspaper as a project (either individually
   or collaboratively as a class).
- Med over at Educational Technology & Mobile Learning has put together a
   great list of 9 different resources that you can use to create e-magazines and
   newspapers for your students!

emagazines in the classroom, newspapers in the classroom, classroom newspapers

2 ) Google Docs Bibliography Templates
- Our students have access to countless sources of information both in the
   classroom and at home so it is even more important to be teaching
   appropriate referencing skills in the classroom.
- Google Docs offers several different templates that can be used by students
   to reference their work including MLA, Chicago, and annotated formats.

teaching bibliographies, how to teach referencing, the importance of referencing in the classrooms

3 ) Go! Animate
- If you would like your students to create video projects that can be
  shared with the world but can't actually film your students, Go! Animate
  may be the perfect solution. Your class can register for an Education
  Account and create short animated movies on whatever topic you choose.
- While the free version does have some limitations in regards to formatting
   options there are discounts available for educators if you are interested in
   getting the full version.

4 ) Mineral E-Learning Module
- This online lab is great for reviewing minerals and would be appropriate for
   most High School earth sciences and/or mineral units. Students can make their
   way through text overviews, vocabulary, and virtual mineral structure labs.
- I wish I would have known about this resource when I was tutoring geology!

online mineral structure labs

Happy Monday everyone!

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  1. We love this! Thanks so much for the mention. Any folks interested in an educational account with deep discounts can check out Our 'Schools accounts offer a private, secure walled garden so students' private information is not compromised, clean content (no booze or guns!), content moderation, and much more.

    Thanks, Amber & the GoAnimate Team

    1. Amber & the Team,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog! I have added GoAnimate to my permanent list of resources under the Fav Websites heading at the top of the page :)


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