This month Marjan recommends a wide variety of the best of the web; from English language tutorials to bulletin board ideas; helpful links to funding sources, more!
by Marjan Glavac
Regular contributor to the Gazette
April 1, 2009
Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and co-author of "How To Thrive And Survive In Your Classroom", presents The Busy Educator's Monthly Five -- five websites for educators that are easy to read, simple to use and worthwhile to know about.
www.iLoveSchools.com has been matching up needy teachers with donors giving equipment, materials, and supplies to help students learn since June, 2003. There are over 95,000 schools in the current database. Any school that wants to list can do so for free. For more information on www.iLoveSchools.com please visit the website!
Real English Online Videos guide beginners, intermediates, and more advanced students in a functional/grammatical learning experience Filming of episodes have taken place in New York, Miami Beach, and Seattle. More filming will be taking place in 2009. This ambitious project is excellent for both classes and individuals.
This site is designed to give parents and teachers a better understanding of learning processes and potential reading, writing, math and attention difficulties, and specific strategies and resources for responding, as well as the opportunity to hear from a range of learning disability experts. From WGBH, the producers of the television documentary and website Misunderstood Minds.
Horace Mann and nationally recognized teacher, Alan Haskvitz, developed this site of educational resources for teachers and students. It includes a huge listing of sites for teachers that includes ideas for the start of the school year, handling discipline problems, tips for new teachers, lesson plans to make reaching students and using technology easier.
Marjan Glavac (BA, BEd, MA) is a professional speaker, teacher and author. He is a full time classroom teacher with 25 years teaching experience. He has taught and continues to teach students from the inner city, students with emotional/behavioral disorders, ESL, and IEP students. He is an international speaker and workshop presenter.
Marjan is the author of 3 books: The Busy Educator’s Guide To The World Wide Web 1st Edition, and 2nd Edition, and How To Make A Difference: Inspiring Students To Do Their Best, the creator of one of the Internet’s longest running free teacher monthly newsletters: The Busy Educator’s Newsletter (1998) and co-author of "How To Thrive And Survive In Your Classroom".
Since 1993, Marjan has been involved in dozens of telecommunications projects involving students from K-University on every continent of the world. His K-8 students have also participated in e-mail, travel buddy, research projects and polishing mirrors for the NASA Starshine project. He and his classes have been filmed by TVO and Global's Kids-TV; featured in all local media - newspapers, TV, radio, as well as nationally in Reader's Digest, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, Today's Parent, Home and Educational Computing and internationally on WGN and NPR radio, websites and dozens of student newspapers worldwide.
Marjan is currently a gr.6 home room teacher at Wilfrid Jury Public School in London, Ontario, Canada where he resides with his wife and two children. For more information about Marjan Glavac, his books, keynotes, training and seminars, visit him at his site at http://www.thebusyeducator.com