Student Branding Blog
Great site with tons of content for DSHA students thinking about their personal brand.
Want to be a better typer? Want a free resource for students to improve their typing skills?
Check out TypingClub - free lessons that will teach you how to type and get you to 10-12wpm. Or, try the more advanced lessons to improve your wpm (words per minute) skills.
One thing I like is that you don’t need an account to use it - perfect for adult learners or very young students. Creating account has advantages, it tracks your progress over time and remembers where you’ve left off.
If you’re curious, take one of the wpm lessons and check out the statistics when you’re done - it keeps track of how fast, accurate, and proficient you are down to the letter (so you know which letters might need more work).
Curriki Geometry Goes Mobile
This month Curriki revamped their geometry site to accommodate viewing on mobile phones, iPads, and Android tablets.
Curriki’s geometry course features six PBL projects. Each of the projects is aligned to Common Core Standards. The course is not a self-directed course for students. The course is designed to be taught by mathematics teachers who want to incorporate PBL.
Looking for level-based virtual literary trips? Google Lit Trips is your site to bookmark!
Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. At each location along the journey there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including relevant media, thought provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about “real world” references made in that particular portion of the story.
Winter Olympics Lesson Plans
In our Olympic Sport Activity Packs you’ll find everything you need to teach your students about four of the top events at this year’s winter Olympic games. Each sport contains an overview and history of the sport, featured athletes, competing countries, and a primary and secondary Authentic Learning lesson plan.
Check out Toasted Cheese, a blog that provides daily prompts on calendar. Some prompts are topical based on the month/date they fall on.
Also, don’t forget the Writing Prompts tumblr.
When Do Students Love Homework?
Students should be directed to reliable sources, because getting essay ideas from Wikipedia or answers to a test from a Facebook group is not necessarily the tried-and-true way to go. But fear not, there are plenty of options to choose from. Teachers’ blogs, online courses and trustworthy knowledge sources. As for the practice, the peer support social networks provide the solution. An example is Brainly.
This global social learning network embraces the idea of using new technologies in education. With successful local versions of the platform in Europe, Asia and South America, the launch of Brainly.com, the social network’s English version, introduces the concept to American students. Additionally to its peer-to-peer platform, Brainly gets involved in educational initiatives. Brainly CEO Michał Borkowski explains: “Our vision is to see students from all over the world benefiting from our educational peer support system.” The launch of Brainly.com, the company’s new English version, coincides with the release of mobile applications for iOS and Android.