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Thursday, December 8, 2011

for the teachers out there

So, I'm in school.
Yea, It sounded like a good idea when I was lying on my hotel bed watching the 3rd episode of SVU for the night.
I thought I could do something more useful with my time.
I thought it would make being away from my family easier.
Yea, um...Oh, what I would give to be watching the 3rd episode of SVU on the USA channel tonight.
Actually, except for the occasional international trip with bad wifi, it's not that bad.
It keeps me busy when I am away from home and (for the most part) I enjoy the classes.
Recently, we had a discussion board where everyone shared their favorite educational websites. Since my current version of education is not really kid related, I didn't have many resources to share.  I decided to enlist the help of some amazing ladies who recommended a few great sites. Which led me to find other great sites that I was able to share in my post!
A couple of my classmates shared some sites that I had not seen I thought I'd share them with you!
This site is full of classroom management resources, advice and ideas.

This site appears to have lots of resources for English teachers and students.  They offer links to different resources for pretty much anything related to an English class.  I was surprised to see the amount of resources listed under Children’s Literature. If you teach English - check it out!

This site might just be one of my new favorites.  I already subscribed to their RSS feeds, so we shall see where it takes me. Their Speaker Series looks pretty interesting, I'm going to have to watch one in the near future.  They also have a section about Today in History. (lower left hand side of page)  It seems pretty cool!  This is one of the feeds that I subscribed to - gives me some quick reading when standing in line waiting to board a flight!

Another cool site for reading / English teachers.  Did you know that November was National American Indian Heritage Month? Well, it is!  And, thanks to - you can get lessons and resources about this Heritage month by simply visiting their website.  (I’m saving this for when the little one is slightly older)

The name says it all.  Who doesn’t want to go to Wonderopolis?  
{If, by chance, you thought or said "me", then you should probably not read this blog.}
You will probably not find me entertaining at all.  
If you agree with me that Wonderopolis sounds fantastic, then you can stick around.
I first read about this site on Ann Voskamp's Everyday Learning Links.  If you haven’t read her list yet, I’m terribly sorry, but you are missing out on a good thing.  Go check it out!

Are you teaching about music, art, culture, visual or theater arts?  This is your site.

Teachers can create their own activities like quizzes, games, calendars and surveys and students can access shared activities to help with reviews.  These activities can attached to your textbook so you can make sure that it covers everything you are studying.  I haven't had much time to peruse the site, but it was highly recommended by a classmate.  It seems to be a great site for parents and teachers alike.
What are some of your favorite educational, teaching, classroom management or kids websites?

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