|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.4||April 2008|
|Cover Story by Marvin Marshall|
|There is no such thing as immaculate perception. What you see is what you thought before you looked.|
|Harry & Rosemary Wong|
|Schools That Beat the Academic Odds|
|»||Are We Demanding Enough of Our Students?|
|»||The Busy Educator's Monthly Five|
|»||Think Outside the Box|
|»||Problem-Based Learning Part 2: Good problems|
|»||Ten Ways to Foster Resiliency in Children|
|»||Finger in the Dike Protects Half the Kingdom|
|»||April 2008 Writing Prompts|
|»||Making the Grade|
|»||The Disrespecting of Social Studies|
|»||Classroom Magazines: More Than Just Shared Reading|
|»||The Silenced Majority|
|»||I Won't Learn What You Teach!|
|»||Dear Laura Bush|
|»||Choice, Access, and Relevance: Reading Workshop in the High School Classroom|
|»||Stay Inside the Lines|
|»||Chat with Grant Writing Expert LaVerne Hamlin|
|»||Proofreading and Learning Disability|
|»||Drexel Online Education Program|
|»||Featured Lessons: April 2008|
|»||Video Bytes: Abbott and Costello, Earth Day rant and more|
|»||Today Is... Daily Commemoration for April 2008|
|»||Live on Teachers.Net: April 2008|
|»||The Lighter Side of Teaching|
|»||Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers|
|»||HELP! Grading: How Do You Do It?|
|»||Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers|
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The Busy Educator's Monthly Five: April 2008
|by Marjan Glavac
Regular contributor to the Gazette
April 1, 2008
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The WebEnglishTeacher site is full of terrific resources covering a broad range of language arts topics. From poetry, prose, and Shakespeare, to journalism, mythology, drama and much more, this site really does have it all! It offers English teachers "one-stop shopping," and since each site has been thoroughly reviewed before it was added to the site, so teachers are getting quality sites, too. The site is updated regularly, and new links are added often.
HeadlineSpot.com is an educational guide to the best U.S. and international news resources on the Web. From one spot, this free news resource provides easy access to the latest headlines and the best newspaper sections, magazines, television shows, radio programs and online news sources by topic or region. From the politics section to the weather forecast, HeadlineSpot.com makes it easy to integrate news about geography, history, civics, economics, cultures, science, language arts and more into the classroom.
GenealogySpot.com is a free family history resource center that simplifies the search for the best online genealogy resources. From the site, quickly and easily find the best resources to perform ancestor searches by state, country, ethnicity and religion, browse historical records, access reference tools, locate lost family members and much more. Students, parents and teachers will find this site to be an excellent starting point for genealogy research, especially for beginners.
PERSONAL EDUCATIONAL PRESS
Personal Educational Press lets you turn your computer and printer into a printing press for free educational materials such as flashcards, game boards, quizzes and study sheets. This online tool runs directly off your browser. Predefined lists let you create materials from first grade literacy flashcards to college-level quizzes on chemistry. You can edit our lists or use your own.
THE DIRT ON SOIL: WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON UNDER THE GROUND
We know less about life in the earth under our feet than we do about the far side of the moon. Yet every plant and animal you can think of depends on this vast hidden ecosystem. Explore this hidden world in this new learning adventure. Dig into soil horizons, come face to face with bizarre creatures, and take a virtual journey underground in search of a mysterious soil organism.
P.S. To learn more about Marjan Glavac's The Busy Educator's Newsletter, go to: www.thebusyeducator.com OR e-mail at: email@example.com
"There are no boundaries for the journeys of the mind."