|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.3||March 2009|
|Cover Story by Graysen Walles|
|Teachers are Brave|
|Somewhere in this country a drive-by was avoided, a robbery was reconsidered, or a suicide attempt was abandoned because a teacher was willing to show up and make a difference in the classroom, administrative office, after school activity, or at the home of a child.|
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|»||The 21st Century Teaching-Learning Environment - (Think Outside the Classroom Box)Hal Portner|
|»||Why Do You Teach?Sue Gruber|
|»||Educating Homeless ChildrenLeah Davies|
|»||Old School Progress ReportsTodd R. Nelson|
|»||Habit vs. Awareness for the 3 Practices and for the Hierarchy of Social DevelopmentMarvin Marshall|
|»||The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac|
|»||Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman|
|»||Global Travel GuruJosette Bonafino|
|»||Tool & ToysRick Morris|
|»||Economic Relief for TeachersTeachers.Net|
|»||Fifty Years of TeachingBill Page|
|»||Strange SignsTim Newlin|
|»||A Dozen Surefire Tips To Maximize Flexible Grouping and Small Group LearningSusan Fitzell|
|»||Time to Reward YourselfAlan Haskvitz|
|»||March 2009 Writing PromptsJames Wayne|
|»||Using Photographs To Inspire Writing VHank Kellner|
|»||What’s Wrong With Teacher Education In This Country?Howard Seeman|
|»||“Slumdog Millionaire” Teaches About Education, TooDorothy Rich|
|»||Teachers’ Role in Improving Students’ Thinking Skills: Moving beyond the ‘sage on the stage’Ambreen Ahmed|
|»||Apple Seeds: Inspiring QuotesBarb Stutesman|
|»||Today Is... Daily CommemorationRon Victoria|
|»||The Lighter Side of Teaching|
|»||Teacher Blogs Showcase|
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|»||Photo tour: 4th Grade Classroom|
|»||Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: March 2009|
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The Busy Educator's Monthly Five: March 2009
Great sites! Moviemaking for kids! Myths & legends in art! TREE – A graphic organizer for writing! International trades lessons for kids! Money around the world and through history!
|by Marjan Glavac
Regular contributor to the Gazette
March 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.
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The Ultrabug Cliposcope gives 9-to-12-year-olds a hands-on introduction to moviemaking. Cliposcope introduces kids to the world of film by teaching them how to make their own short animated flicks with just a few clicks of the mouse. To begin, budding animators choose a background, characters, actions, and props, then arrange them however they like. Next, they combine these elements into a sequence using a time line. Thus each visitor plays the role of art director, casting agent, set-designer, screenwriter, director, editor and camera operator.
WORLD MYTHS & LEGENDS IN ART MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS
Myths are stories that explain why the world is the way it is. Throughout history, artists have been inspired by myths and legends and have given them visual form. Explore myths and legends from around the world with these great works of art and in-depth interpretation and interactive features.
THE TREE: A GRAPHIC ORGANIZER FOR EXPOSITORY PARAGRAPHS AND SUMMARIES
Kathleen Riley of Polk Community College Winter Haven, FL USA has designed a multicolor diagram to show students--mainstream, ESE or ESL, on elementary through college levels—how to organize coherent, well-developed papers and summaries. Her system also applies to reading expository passages; it visually represents the relationship among main idea, details and conclusion. Access the website for handouts filled with explicit instruction in easy-to-understand language.
Teachers who use the TREE report higher pass rates on writing tests, greater satisfaction with the quality of their students' writing and more freedom to focus on the content of a paper.
TRADING AROUND THE WORLD
International trade touches us all. We drink soda from cans made of aluminum mined in Australia, eat fruit from South America, and wear clothes made from African cotton. We take it for granted, yet before we can enjoy these products and materials, traders must negotiate prices and deliver the goods through a network of relationships that literally spans the globe.
Play this game to experience the challenges and excitement of international trade. See if you can get the best price for the goods you sell and the biggest bargains for the goods you buy. Watch how the global economy is doing: the prices you'll be able to get and the deals you can make depend on how healthy the global economy is.
WHERE IN THE WORLD AND WHAT IN THE WORLD IS MONEY?
So you think you know what money is? What if money isn't a coin or a banknote or even a credit card? They may be common now. But not everyone in the world has used these forms of money for very long at all. Throughout history and around the globe, many different things have served as money. This game takes you on a time-travel journey to many times and places in history. At each stop, *you* have to figure out what counts as money in order to get home!
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