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Apr 17, 12

I love the concept of the "Myster Skype Call" - here are some videos and information on how this works. The concept is that students are skyping with a mystery person and must collaboratively determine where the person they are skyping with is located. This is so much fun and a great way to add authentic learning, problem solving, and many types of knowledge including geography into your classroom. Great concept!

Apr 17, 12

Tons of free Smart and promethean activities around a variety of topics, particularly UK history topics but also european. These are great for history teachers. (This is another great example of a site I found through the TES website, which is one of my favorite websites to go to for teaching ideas.)

Apr 03, 12

There are many excellent interactive whiteboard resources on the web. In this one, students sequence the seasonal events in the year of a woodland habitat. The students click the picture to read and listen to explanations and drag them to put them in the correct order.

Apr 02, 12

An excellent selection of chemistry resources - this set is on polymers.If you're having trouble on a concept, perhaps you need a new way to teach it.

Mar 29, 12

The students are talking about this - are you? On March 31 - earth hour day is the "largest environmental event in history." Can you switch off for an hour? Can your students? This is a great thing to do with your students but also to have as a writing prompt. Did you participate? Why or why not? What did you do with your hour? Here are lessonplans to share and use to discuss this. It is Saturday.

But Earth Hour Day (31 March), the largest environmental event in history, reminds us that switching off can be a good thing. Make a stand in 2012 and teach students about climate issues – prepare them to take responsibility for change in the future with this hand-picked selection of lesson plans and activities.

The official Earth Hour Day website

Jan 06, 12

Chinese New year ideas, crafts, and activities. If you like topical activities, this is one for you. It includes Chinese New Year Animal Masks, Paint a Dragon, and Comprehensive activities. Bring awareness to different cultures and calendars.

Dec 15, 11

Crosswords, scramblers, work to do in pairs or together. If you need just one more thing just in case, go here. Created by a teacher.

Dec 12, 11

A list of Christmas activities on the TES website. Tons of templates and activities.

Apr 09, 10

Cool webinars and expert activities. I just love these -- go to this website and sign up! Dr. Wayne Clough, former president of Georgia Tech (my alma mater) now runs the smithsonian and they are doing some of the coolest things! Here is a list, but go to the website to join in.

" Day One: Understanding the American Experience
Tuesday, 13 April 2010

11:00 to 11:50 am EDT
How do we change a stereotype?

12:00 to 12:50 pm EDT
What can science tell us about American history?

2:00 to 2:50 pm EDT
What does clothing communicate?

Day Two: Valuing World Cultures
Wednesday, 14 April 2010

11:00 to 11:50 am EDT
Who owns music?

12:00 to 12:50 pm EDT
What happens when a people meets its past?

2:00 to 2:50 pm EDT
How does design solve everyday problems?

Day Three: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe
Wednesday, 28 April 2010

11:00 to 11:50 am EDT
Are there other worlds out there?

12:00 to 12:50 pm EDT
How have we imagined other worlds?

2:00 to 2:50 pm EDT
How do we grasp the vastness of the universe?

Day Four: Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet
Thursday, 29 April 2010

11:00 to 11:50 am EDT
What do modern animal bones tell us about biodiversity?

12:00 to 12:50 pm EDT
How can we learn about nature’s most elusive animals?

2:00 to 2:50 pm EDT
How (and why) do we count living things?"

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