Getting Started with MS Office 07: So you're just starting to get the hang of Office 07, or maybe you are self-taught and wonder if you're missing anything. Perhaps you want to teach your students how to use MSO07 - here's a great place to begin. Simple, self-paced, easy to understand, project-based tutorials for the current versions of Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
Top 10 Most Useful Secret Ninja Tips for MS Office: Just what it says - this article covers super useful hints, like using Format Painter, Using Presenter View in Power Point, etc.
Best Teacher Resources for Online Student Safety and Leagal Issues: From Larry Felazzo, ELL/ESL and Ed Tech guru extraordinairre - 'Nuff said...
Lit2Go: The Florida EdTech Clearinghouse has developed an extensive library of virtual tools, including full text, audio ("read alouds"), and interactive books. These are great resources for Reading and Language Arts teachers pre-K through 12, searchable by title, author, or subject.
The Virtual Museum of Iraq: I think this may be my all-time favorite web site ever. Fellow history-nuts, you won't want to miss this! GREAT for use with ancient or world history classes.
The American Presidency: From the Smithsonian, this site gives a comprehensive and detailed look at how individual Presidents have shaped the role of the office, as well as American History as a whole. Includes detailed lesson plans, broken out by elementary, middle, and high school levels!
5 Great Online Tools for Art Teachers, and 5 great tools for Math Teachers: by Bill Ferris from Instructify
Women's Adventures in Science: Great site to help inspire the young women of America to pursue studies in the science and engineering fields.
CSI in the Classroom: Rice University has partnered with CBS to develop interest in forensic investigation through this website, using the popular television show as a hook.
The Classics for Kids: Classical Music for K-5 Students: from Cincinnati Public Radio. Includes games, podcasts, and other resources to help teach kids about classical music. Also includes some great lesson plans!
Calculation Nation - Great web site from National Council of Teachers of mathematics, including interactive games that help reinforce math concpets K-12.
Take a (Virtual) Hike: The National Park Service has developed some exceptional resources featuring OUR exceptional resources - our National Parks. Take an interactive "eHike" or virtual tours, or view photo galleries, multimedia presentations, and even live web cams featuring our natural wonders. Great for a US Geography class!
Moving Forward - Education Blogs by Subject: EXTENSIVE listing of blogs with articles for everyone, from administration and ag ed to special ed and world languages.
And, if you haven't read the email sent around earlier, here are more items of interest:
- Sept. 11 Remembrance:
- Education World
- PBS (perhaps a bit dated, but still worthwhile)
- The Spetember 11th Education Program (Register and you can view a 12-min. video and download activities)
- Social Science Mandates, see ISBE web site info
- Constitution Day – September 17:
- National Constitution Center
- National Archives
- The Constitution for Kids
- The Illinois First Amendment Center – order CD-ROMs, or let me know – as chair of the 5-7 curriculum committee for this organization, I can probably dig up a copy for you.
- American Indian Heritage Day (Illinois: fourth Friday of September; nationally during the month of November)
- California Native American Day
- Great listing of resources from the Skokie (IL) Public Library
- Baltimore County Public Schools (115-pg resource packet!)
- National Museum of the American Indian (part of the Smithsonian Institution)
- Scholastic resources
- Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)
- Constitution Day – September 17:
- Sites for New Teachers
- 100 Helpful Web Sites for New Teachers
- Discovery Education’s new Teacher Survival Central
- Illinois New Teacher Collaborative
- Moving Forward wiki: contains links to blogs, sorted by discipline , from Administration and Agriculture Education to Special Education and World Languages
- Top 100 Tools for Learning – 2009 (yes, some are blocked and many we have not adopted here in D205 – I know, I know… hands off that “Reply” button)
- Larry Ferlazzo’s Top Web Sites
- Free Technology for Teachers
- Ten Ways to Get Beyond Powerpoint with Classroom Projectors
- Learn to use MS Office 2007 (or 2003)