By Teachers, For Teachers
Word clouds are taking over the web, helping teachers rain knowledge down on students! Wordle may have blazed the way for work clouds in the classroom, but Standford's Word Sift brings visual learning to the next level with the additional customization options, drag-and-drog images, and much more.
Is there any better way to get your PD requirements done than at home in your pajamas? Let's weigh the pros & cons to find out. In the world of 21st-Century educators, there are tons of online opportunities for professional development (PD). The cost and programming may vary, but the online professional development option deserves the consideration of busy teachers.
Being a scientist-turned-educator and techie, it’s hard to avoid my inner geek. Not only can I not avoid it, but now I've found the soundtrack for my inner geek life: Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants! I enjoy a lot of the typical nerd-core genres, like Star Wars, Lego, and Joss Whedon’s TV shows. When it comes to music, I usually listen to mainstream stuff (with some ska and Dave Matthews Band mixed in). Recently, however, my love for the band They Might Be Giants collided with my science-geek nature.
The childhood obesity epidemic pops up regularly on the evening news; First Lady Michelle Obama has made it a central focus of her time in the White House with her Let’s Move campaign. But did you know that there are simple things you can do in your classroom to encourage your students to be healthier? Even if you’re not a science or P.E. teacher, you can make a difference.
In this digital age, kids are getting on the computers to play and learn every day. Teachers can tap into this online interest as a teaching tool to jumpstart research skills at a young age with the help of Globio's Glossopedia! This site is designed especially with the young learner in mind with its age-appropriate content and emphasis on visual and auditory learning.