The Teachers.Net Gazette is a collaborative project
published by the Teachers.Net community
Kathleen Alape Carpenter
Editor in Chief
Cover Story by LaVerne Hamlin
Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Contributors this month: Dr. Marvin Marshall; Cheryl Sigmon; Barbara & Sue Gruber; Marjan Glavac; Dr. Rob Reilly; Barb S. HS/MI; Ron Victoria; Brian Hill; Leah Davies; Hal Portner; Tim Newlin; Barb Gilman; James Wayne; P.R. Guruprasad; Todd Nelson; Addies Gaines; Pat Hensley; Alan Haskvitz; Joy Jones; and YENDOR.
by Marjan Glavac
Regular contributor to the Gazette
March 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.
An immersive adventure in Africa's Ituri Forest--and an encounter with the cultures of the people who live there. Explore the ecology of the rainforest while learning how to see the forest through indigenous eyes. Gorgeous full-screen illustrations and animations bring the forest to life.
MuseumSpot.com, is a collection of the best museum-related resources on the Web in one user-friendly spot. You can search for museum sites by city, state, country and name and find exhibit dates, virtual collections, offbeat attractions, industry resources and much more.
Unique games, physical education lesson plans, and activities for all levels of play, including the disabled. Free great game list, FlingSock Field Manual, activities for families and preschoolers, supply recipes, and a fund-raiser idea page for your next money making event.
The PEN NewsBlast is a free weekly e-mail newsletter available online or by e-mail. It features school reform and school fundraising resources. The PEN NewsBlast is the property of the Public Education Network, a national association of local education funds working to improve public school quality in low-income communities worldwide.
Liz LaRosa, is a former public school teacher, and a private school teacher and now a stay at home mom. She is also a freelance writer for BrainPOP.com . On her site are lesson plans that she has created and used in her science classes as well as links to relevant topics.
Everything she has posted is free for any teacher to use. Also included for teachers is a middle school science teachers egroup where science teachers can talk to each other about curriculum or to share ideas and offer support.
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