Wednesday, April 29, 2009
My Award Maker is a free, quick and easy website that allows you to make and print out certificates for all types of categories including sports, school, special occasions, etc. Each category has so many different types of awards to choose from and you are able to type in the name, your name, the date, etc. When you are ready to print it out, it has a finished, professional look.
Another "freebie" brought to you by the Internet! Life is great!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Quoting straight from the blog:
more than 400 hours of documentary and news videos on American History. In the future American History in Video will provide more than 2000 hours of video.
The content on American History in Video can be searched by historical era, event, person, and places. American History in Video features documentary-style videos and videos of old newsreels and news broadcasts.
American History in Video offers users the option to create a clip of a video. The clipping option could be particularly useful when dealing with long videos that you may not want to show in entirety to your students. All of the videos on American History in Video can be embedded into a blog or website.
Being able to use just a clip of the videos make it useful for even the younger students.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
At the bottom, you will have the opportunity to save it to a text file, like Notepad, copy it to put into a document, or print it.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Like the exhibition, the educational activities, under the Education Tab, explore the importance of soils and how they surround and support people everyday in both obvious and hidden ways. Life on Earth would not exist as we know it without soils. Any study of geology should include this resource.
I learned about this amazing site from the blog, Phyllis' Favorites, a blog written by a librarian from New Jersey, Phyllis Anker.
I hope that you all have had an enjoyable Easter and Passover holiday. I, myself, would have much preferred the candy that the Easter Bunny brings over the matzah that is crumbling throughout my house all week!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Today I received my monthly newsletter from Jen Wagner. She is the wonderful California educator who organized the best online collaborative projects. Anyway, Jen publishes a newsletter ever month and if you want to subscribe to it for a very minimal cost, I would suggest you sign up HERE.
This month she wrote about another great website for helping teachers make some interactive online games to use as review for your students. There is a template for making Jeopardy Games and Speed match Games as well as a Seating Chart Maker and some other great tools. Take a look at SuperTeaching Tools. I think you will find it to be a very useful site.