It's hard to learn to play the piano just by watching a video of a great pianist. Interactive learning is much more effective! oppia.org helps you make embeddable interactive educational "explorations" that let people learn by doing.
Find educator-reviewed web resources for the subject and grade level you teach. TeachersFirst offers educator-reviewed web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. Every resource includes ideas for how to use it effectively in the classroom.
The Internet is one of the greatest tools on the planet for enhancing student learning. It is a smorgasbord of information waiting to be devoured by hungry minds. However, it can also be a dangerous place where students find themselves alone and uneducated about how to handle tricky situations. Use these 5 Best Internet Safety Resources for Teachers to educate yourself and your students about how to be better and safer users of the World Wide Web.
Your Next Read is a neat little site that provides you with a web of book recommendations based on the authors and books you already like. Here's how it works; type in the title of a book you like or author you like and Your Next Read will provide you with a web of books that might also enjoy. Click on any of the books appearing the web to create another new web.
In this month's cover story for School Library Journal, Jonker, an elementary school librarian, documents the launch of an ereader lending program in words and pictures. This article is adapted from a series of posts at Jonker's blog 100 Scope Notes, which is moving to SLJ.com.
Class Charts, a free service for creating online seating charts and behavior charts and reports, recently added a fantastic new feature. The latest feature uses an Artificial Intelligence Engine which uses student behavior profiles to automatically create seating charts which are optimized to minimize negative behaviors and disruptions.
This site is brought to you in collaboration with Instructables and the American Library Association, and it is our hope that through this site, libraries of all stripes and sizes will be able to experiment with maker projects. Make it @ Your Library believes that content creation in the library is a vital direction for our libraries to pursue. Maker projects don’t need to be the result of thousands of dollars of space renovation, equipment or special staffing. The projects on this site, powered by Instructables and vetted by librarians, are a great way to begin. Happy creating!