An educational behemoth does it again. Besides excellent book and book fairs, Scholastic also offers a blog described as “a daily roundup of the best resources and activities” at What’s New @ Scholastic? Of course, they mean the best resources and activities created by Scholastic, but you could do a lot worse when looking for a new teaching strategy, lesson plan, or activity.
The site is an aggregator of resources and ideas published on the various sections of the Scholastic website. Some recent and interesting posts have been about integrating Valentine’s day into the classroom. An elementary activity involves a song and a lesson about sharing, whereas a middle school lesson involves learning (school appropriate) Valentine’s day vocabulary. Another highlight is the Top 10 Activities for February. Like any other blog, you can subscribe to it using your favorite feed reader.
While it’s obviously not as cool as Instructify (have you noticed how often this phrase is used in our posts?), by checking up on What’s New @ Scholastic, hopefully you’ll find something new, and more importantly, useful. -REBECCAH HAINES