The Busy Educator's Monthly Five: May 2008
This month Marjan leads us to web-based Ghost Towns, games, topical tutorials, reading lessons and PRINTABLES!
|by Marjan Glavac
Regular contributor to the Gazette
May 1, 2008
Gamequarium is an online, learning games portal for preschool through grade six students. There are currently more than 150 topic categories with links to more than 1500 games and activities. There are also special sections for teachers and parents, and sections on technology tutorials and web 2.0 tools - all available for free.
Readinglady.com is an online resource for educators seeking to interact with other educators as they expand their understanding of literacy teaching. Topics include Comprehension, Author Studies, Poetry, Six Trait Writing, and Assessment Documents. Numerous teaching resources and ready to implement lesson plans and posters are available for immediate download.
OUTTA RAY'S HEAD
Ray Saitz, a teacher in Ontario, Canada, set out to produce an English and Library lesson plan website that would feature classroom tested lessons complete with the original student handouts. The site has now grown beyond just Ray's lessons and includes over 200, mostly secondary school English lesson plans contributed by teachers from all over the world. The lessons are arranged in the areas of literature, writing, poetry and library.
Whether you find yourself facing homework with your children, teach in the classroom, or home school, this site offers free, original K-12 lesson series, printable worksheets, online puzzles and more to stimulate every type of learner. Topics are conveniently indexed by grade and subject.
GHOST TOWNS USA
This web site's research represents an intriguing look back into Northeastern Washington States gold rush days of miners, prospectors, pioneers, Native Americans, million dollar mines and ghost towns of yesteryear. The site takes you back to the Boom Town days of yesteryear and brings back the other life in the ageless Old West mining era. Here is a rich bonanza of history for you to prospect without the hardships and tragedy.
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