Thursday, April 29, 2010

10 Tips on Creating a School 2.0 from Chris Lehmann

In the above video, Chris Lehmann, Principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philly speaks on the future of education (which is now) at the #140 Character Conference this Tuesday. In 12 minutes, Lehmann sums up the ever-changing world of education, how it is affected by the real time web, what schools need to do to change and how we can get there. What seems like a painful task for our nation seems pretty simple for Lehmann.

Solve the Mystery!

The Adjective Detective is a fun way for your students to learn more about the different types of adjectives. From superlative adjectives to comparative adjectives, this site has it all! The site is very interactive, with lessons, games and quizzes from the Children University of Manchester site.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Day activities, projects and videos

Thinkfinity brings you a great list of resources for students and teachers to celebrate Earth Day.

Thinkfinity offers Earth Day lesson plans, activities, projects, videos, interactive tools about conserving energy, recycling and finding innovative ways to solve environmental challenges.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Free Web 2.0 Project Book

Thanks to Free Technology For Teachers Blog for writing about this great free ebook

Terry Freedman's free ebook The Amazing Web 2.o Projects Book.

Terry Freedman served as the editor of the book which is comprised of the contributions of 94 people. I took a look at the book last night and was impressed by what I found in the 121 pages of The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book. Within the book readers will find 87 web-based projects. Each project in the book has defined objectives, defined grade level or age range, links to additional information (including how-to's) about the project, and tips for teachers planning to use the project.

Travel around the worls in 3D!

AROUNDER gives travelers a vivid sense of what a city has to offer: historical cathedrals and works of art, museums featuring famous artists, local cafes and stores, breathtaking mountain-top views, quiet parks and gardens. Each issue contains a series of interesting panoramas giving you a full immersive view of the cities. Navigation is easy with Google maps of the city and surrounding area.


Freeoology is a website that has a free school stuff directory with dozens of free printable forms for teachers. Free graphic organizer forms, calendars, awards forms, and coloring pages are just some of the things you can find.