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Marjan Glavac

The Busy Educator

The Busy Educator's Monthly Five
by Marjan Glavac
Regular contributor to the Gazette
January 1, 2008
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.

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Squigly's Playhouse is a fun and safe place for kids to play on the internet. There are on-line games, pencil puzzles, arts & crafts, jokes and riddles and more. Activities may be copied for use in the classroom. Children's submissions are always welcome.


Columbus State University’s College of Education the home of the Problem of the Week math contest, which was started in 1996. The math educators also supply problems and answers that are part of the current White House Math Challenge, a presidential effort to boost interest in math and foster problem-solving skills. There are links here to these other problem-solving sites: Algebra in Action, Middle School Madness and Elementary Brain Teaser.

Visit the Science Fair Studio - the ultimate guide to science fair preparation for students, parents and teachers. The Studio contains a comprehensive, step-by-step handbook for students, websites for research, tip sheets, questions and answers, a database of over 300 science fair questions and much more.


This weekly e-zine daily sevice not only features a quote but also offers powerful questions to reflect on. Powerquotes is delivered to your inbox once a week.


Dr. Roger Greenaway's practical online guide is dedicated to making learning more dynamic, fun and effective. Pages of tips, tools, articles, research and new ideas about learning by doing. Fresh and original writing is published every month - backed up by two free ezines, a discussion list and a moderated announcement list.

'Talk to each other, support each other, take care of each other.'

All the best,

Marjan Glavac

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About Marjan Glavac...

Marjan Glavac (BA, BEd, MA) is a professional speaker, teacher and author. He has used computers in education on the very first day he began teaching in 1982. Since that time, he has introduced thousands of students K-University, parents and teachers to computer technology and to the Internet through online courses, websites, classroom lessons, workshops, speeches, articles, computer columns, newsletters and his latest best selling book, The Busy Educator's Guide To The World Wide Web 2ND EDITION (Foreword by Dr. Harry Wong author of The First Days Of School).

Marjan is currently a gr.5 home room teacher at Wilfrid Jury Public School in London, Ontario, Canada where he resides with his wife Maria and their two children, Vanessa and Collin. He can be contacted by e-mail at or through his website at:

Other columns by Marjan Glavac...

  • Marilyn Western's Technology Tips For Classroom Teachers, Interactive Activities For French/Spanish/German/Welsh Teachers And Learners, Deafblind Info: Minnesota's Deafblindness Resource, Thinkport (Teachers And Parents), and The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art "Collections Online" (June 09)
  • College Prep Physics, Ap Physics B, The Art Window (Gr. 4-12), World History And Geography (Gr. 9-12), and The Thoreau Reader (Teachers) (May 09)
  • Iloveschools.Com, Real English Online, Classroom Displays And Bulletin Boards K-8, Pbs Parents: Struggling To Learn (Parents And Teachers), Reach Every Child (K-12) (Apr. 09)
  • Ultrabug Cliposcope, World Myths & Legends In Art Minneapolis Institute Of Arts, The Tree: A Graphic Organizer For Expository Paragraphs And Summaries, Trading Around The World, and Where In The World And What In The World Is Money? (Mar. 09)
  • The Artist's Toolkit: Visual Elements And Principles, The Fin, Fur And Feather Bureau Of Investigation, Calliope, Muse Of Eloquence, Teachers Without Borders, Shedd Educational Adventures (Sea) John G. Shedd Aquarium (Feb. 09)
  • Brainsarefun, Ariel's Homepage, Scott L. Waldman's Technology Workshop, Learn To Write...Free Tracing Paper, Marie's Free Spelling Course (Jan. 09)
  • Make hand washing fun & effectiveness; Native American arts exhibit online; The Teacher List; English for Spanish speakers; Test your brain with an online police artist drawing device (Dec. 08)
  • Literacy Volunteer Connection, Computer Science & Business Education Site, How Stuff Works, Postcards From America, Monetary Mania Social Studies Web Adventure (Nov. 08)
  • www Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources, Biomedia,, Anacleta's Spanish & World Language/Culture Links, Behind The Name (Oct. 08)
  • Addressing learning difficulties; Teacher resource; All things Science; Games and writing skills help; Secondary level English lesson plans (Sept. 08)
  • Speaking Of Speech.Com, Flying Turtle Science And Technology Exploring, and more (Aug. 08)
  • Human Space Flight, Genetic Science Learning Center, and more (July 08)
  • web-based Ghost Towns, games, topical tutorials, and more (May 08)
  • Writing, Genealogy, Soil, and more (April 08)
  • Miscellaneous Sites (Mar. 08)
  • Art Sites (Feb. 08)
  • Miscellaneous Sites (Jan. 08)
  • Back to School Sites (Aug. 03)
  • Language Arts Sites Part 3 (July 03)
  • Language Arts Sites Part 2 (June 03)
  • Language Arts Sites Part 1 (May 03)
  • English As a Second Language (ESL) Sites (Apr. 03)
  • Art Sites (Mar. 03)
  • College and University Sites (Feb. 03)
  • Sites for School Principals and High School Teachers (Jan. 03)
  • Sites For Grades 7 to 8 (Dec. 02)
  • Sites For Grades 4 to 8 (Nov. 02)
  • Primary Sites Grades Pre-K to 3 (Oct. 02)
  • Primary Sites Grades Pre-K to 3 (Sept. 02)
  • Back to School (Aug. 02)
  • Sites For Beginning Teachers Part 2 (Jult 02)
  • Sites For Beginning Teachers Part 1 (June 02)
  • Theme Sites Part 2 (May 02)
  • Theme Sites Part 1 (Apr. 02)
  • Lesson Planning Sites Part 6 (Mar. 02)
  • Lesson Planning Sites Part 5 (Feb. 02)
  • Lesson Planning Sites Part 4 (Jan. 02)
  • Lesson Planning Sites Part 3 (Dec. 01)
  • Five For Lesson Planning (pt 2) (Nov. 01)
  • Five For Lesson Planning (Sept. 01)

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