Thursday, March 29, 2012

Teaching Resources

Rethinking Schools,  is a nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials that advocates for the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice.
Teaching Tolerance, A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools
Edutopia, empowering and connecting teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education.
MERLOT, free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning ...
Zinn Education Project, promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country.
 Open Education Resources Commons, are freely accessible, openly formatted and openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, education assessment and research purposes.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tips to Polish Website

 A web presence is essential for all educators. Start a website with learning resources.
 Students will have options to flip their instruction and differentiate when needed.

Here are some tips to make a polished website.
1. Add a comment section to your homepage.
2. Add links for resources, to your personal blog and the class blog.
3. Label different sections in terms educators and students will understand. 
4. Make the website easy to maneuver and pleasing to the eye.