Browsing Posts published in November, 2010

The National Writing Project has launched Digital Is, a project that showcases teacher reflections on how technology is changing teaching practice.

This article examines the differences between reading in print and reading online, and proposes some tools and strategies to help aid students’ reading comprehension and information literacy in online environments.

When you look up a word on Wordnik, you’ll get all the word’s possible definitions, examples of the word in publication, current usage of the word on twitter, synonyms, etymology, and even its Scrabble score.

Everyone would agree that it’s important to learn about personal finance, yet many kids grow up without the skills to manage their money. This is probably because the topic was never put in the context of a pig riding a jet ski.

My Wonderful World provides students, teachers, and parents with abundant resources from National Geographic to study the world around us.

Projects by Jen is a resource for preschool through 6th grade teachers to engage in inquiry projects with other classrooms.

Here’s a look back at some of the best post from November 2009:

Disunion reports on the Civil War as if in real time, so the post for today would reflect the events of INSERT DATE PUBLISHED, 1860. With a staff of writers that includes professional historians, university professors, and an ex-presidential speechwriter, the stories are top quality.

The CanTeach writing prompt website is an online list of possible writing prompts. Though they’re simple, the prompts are open-ended and built around inquiry.

Google Maps Mania is a blog that highlights the different ways Google Maps and Google Earth mashups are trending, and the educational value that they have.