I am aware that educators are currently inundated with a ton of stuff. And I am aware that more and more is being asked of teachers. And......teachers don't have enough time to do it all. That is why I am asking teachers to pick one, just one, of the following items and try to implement it somehow over the next several weeks. I know it will be difficult for some, but I wouldn't push so hard for this if I wasn't sure that it would have a positive impact on our students. So....pick one and give it a try. And after that, maybe pick another and give that a try.
- Google Docs-Create a survey on Google docs and ask students to respond. (Gmail account necessary) Great example. This can be a great time saver as the responses are tallied/graded for you.
- RSS Feed Reader-Have students set up a feed reader for a particular subject. Utilize this as a research tool.
- Wiki-Create a class-wide reference list for a topic you are studying through wikispaces (free to educators).
- Online Map Puzzles. Great for review of states, capitols and/or countries.
- An example of Youtube videos describing history. This one is on Railroad history. Also, a great blog.
- Eyewitness accounts to many events in history. Great resource for kids to supplement texts. Maybe use to compare how history is told by different resources?
- Why is Physics important? For one, it's how we get all those great rides at Great America.
- Learn the Periodic Table through Tetris.
- In addition to other things, Tutor-USA offers math tutorial videos.
- Need graph paper? Over 40 examples here.
- Fun math games at all different levels.
Tunes to consider: Tiny Dancer, Elton John. (Great clip from the movie Almost Famous.) Get Back, Beatles and Bird Song, Jerry Garcia Band.