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Entries Tagged as 'Online Teacher Resources'

Why students should be blogging: two lists of ten reasons

October 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Why students should be blogging: two lists of ten reasons · Digital Spaces, Online Teacher Resources

YES! Students should be blogging. These two teachers give their reasons from their own blogs (and YES, teachers should be blogging). Why Students Should Blog – My Top 10 by Pernille Ripp 10 Reasons Your Students Should Be Blogging by Matt Ray And, if you’re interested, here are some posts of mine on this subject: […]

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Excellent website for teaching letter writing

October 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on Excellent website for teaching letter writing · Online Teacher Resources, Teacher Sites

In my response to one of my online students today, I wanted a resource to guide him in writing a simple friendly letter. I was happy to find Writing a Friendly or Personal Letter from Parsley Elementary School in Wilmington, NC. What an outstanding hypertext resource for Parsley students and for students everywhere! This simple […]

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Value of teacher websites: extending learning beyond the school year

August 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Value of teacher websites: extending learning beyond the school year · Digital Spaces, Online Teacher Resources

I’ve often spoken about the value and importance of teacher Websites, and this week my message was reinforced in an unexpected way. One rainy day last week, six-year-old granddaughter Ella brought her mom’s netbook computer to our house, so she’d have a diversion. She informed me that she knew how to get to Google and […]

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Glogster

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on Glogster · Creativity and the Web, Online Teacher Resources

A colleague emailed me, saying “I recently came across an artilcle about Glogster and how it might be used in instruction. Are you familiar with it and is it possible to see some explanation about it online? Have you used it and, if so, do you find it effective, or is it more “bells and […]

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Poem Flow and teaching poetry

April 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on Poem Flow and teaching poetry · Online Teacher Resources

This beautiful app is just one way that Poets.org helps teachers engage students with poetry. The website has many other options. See below. The Academy of American poets offers teachers many options, and they, as far as I know, are the founders of Poem in Your Pocket Day (during National Poetry Month). Developing your online […]

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