|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.6||June 2009|
|Cover Story by Graysen Walles|
|Teaching – The Power of Influence|
|The impact of teaching is clear, and the influence of the profession is immeasurable. All it takes is one moment, one situation, one discussion to turn the life of a young learner.|
|Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching|
|Nine Year Summary of Articles, 2000 to 2009|
|On April 26, 2009, President Obama hosted the four 2009 finalists for America’s top national teaching honor, the National Teacher of the Year award. Alex Kajitani, who teaches mathematics at Mission Middle School in the Escondido Union (Elementary) School District in San Diego County was one of the four finalists.|
|»||The Three R’s for Summer— Rest, Relax and Recharge! Sue Gruber|
|»||Buddy Programs for Elementary Schools Leah Davies|
|»||Moving to September Todd R. Nelson|
|»||Ronald Reagan and the Art of Influence Marvin Marshall|
|»||The Busy Educator's Monthly Five Marjan Glavac|
|»||Substitute issues: Bathroom Passes & Anger Management Barbara Pressman|
|»||Preparing Students for Travel: Films and Immunizations Josette Bonafino|
|»||A Message to Share with Parents about Summer Learning Dorothy Rich|
|»||Classroom Clean-Up and Clay in a Can Rick Morris|
|»||Schools and Filters: Ice Age, the Meltdown Matt Levinson|
|»||Effort: It Can be Taught! Deborah Granger|
|»||Homework: Damned if you do, and if you don’t Alan Haskvitz|
|»||Parents Are Recruits, Teachers Are Responsible, Kids Are Victims, and Schools Are Culpable For At-Risk Problems Bill Page|
|»||12 Ways to Stop Conflict in its Tracks! Susan Fitzell|
|»||Using Photographs To Inspire Writing VIII Hank Kellner|
|»||The Writing on the Wall Tim Newlin|
|»||More Brain Teasers Steve Sherman|
|»||Teacher of Facts - and of Life Rachelle Ann A. Abad|
|»||Grant Writing Tips Kimberly McCloud|
|»||Bald is Beautiful! Teachers, Students Lose Locks to Fight Childhood Cancer David Peter Marchesseault|
|»||Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes Barb Stutesman|
|»||Today Is... Daily Commemoration Ron Victoria|
|»||The Lighter Side of Teaching|
|»||Video Bytes; Literacy Empowers (Illiteracy Awareness), The Underground Railroad, Wikis in Plain English - CommonCraft tutorial, Twitter in Plain English – a CommonCraft tutorial, Naturally 7 music group on Tavis Smiley Show, Tour the International Space Station!|
|»||Teacher Blogs Showcase|
|»||Printable - Ice Cream in a Baggie Recipe|
|»||Featured Lessons, Wisdom from the Chat Achives, and Timely Printables Especially for June!|
|»||What Is A Document Camera? What Does It Do?|
|»||Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers|
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The Busy Educator's Monthly Five: June 2009
Marjan pulls 5 more not-to-miss web sites out of his hat for teachers everywhere! Tech tips and sites, help for foreign language teachers, Deaf-Blind resources, Art online. Check it out!
|by Marjan Glavac
Regular contributor to the Gazette
June 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.
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Here they are,
MARILYN WESTERN'S TECHNOLOGY TIPS FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS
Marilyn Western's Technology Tips for Classroom Teachers is a practical, easy to use website designed for the new and experienced teacher. Spend some time browsing through Marilyn’s site and you’ll quickly learn why Marilyn Western is one of Michigan's finest resources for technology professional development.
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES FOR FRENCH/SPANISH/GERMAN/WELSH TEACHERS AND LEARNERS
Zut! provides a comprehensive set of interactive activities for French/Spanish German and Welsh teachers and learners, featuring more than 500 exercises, over 100 of which have audio samples of native speakers. It is an easily navigated resource, organized for each year of study, and also includes exercises for the interactive whiteboard.
DEAFBLIND INFO: MINNESOTA'S DEAFBLINDNESS RESOURCE
Helen Keller is a household name. But do you know about… Laura Bridgman, Danny Delcambre, or your elderly neighbor? …the modern technology and communication methods deafblind people use in daily life? …where to find information and assistance if you experience vision and hearing loss?
DeafBlindinfo.org showcases a vast collection of deafblindness information and resources in Minnesota and from around the world.
THINKPORT (TEACHERS AND PARENTS)
Thinkport has loads of digital classroom resources (from PBS and other high-quality sources), lesson plans, activities, and interactive electronic field trips. It also offers professional development courses for teachers, technology tutorials and some great tools for building classroom websites and customizing projects on the web.
THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART "COLLECTIONS ONLINE"
"Collections Online" is a fully-searchable database featuring the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. With access to almost 70,000 works of art, it is one of the largest databases developed by an art museum in the U.S.
Accessible on the site are costumes, textiles paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs and decorative arts from the following areas: Africa, Japan, China, Korea, Southeast Asia, Europe, the U.S. and the Islamic world. Thousands of these artworks have never been published or exhibited before. This site offers a rare opportunity to see artworks normally in storage and available only to curators. It is a very helpful resource to instructors or students of all ages looking for information about art or illustrations.
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