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Volume 3 Number 10

"Everybody loves hummingbirds, and they are wonderful tools to excite students about learning."

That quote from a classroom teacher is the basic premise of Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project...

Effective Practices Apply to All Teachers Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Given Names - When NOT to Use Them and when TO Use Them Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
10 Tips for the Best Parent Conferences Ever! Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers by Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber
Assessment of Online Discussions Online Classrooms by Leslie Bowman & George París Conway
Internet Security for Kids Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Talking about the Six Traits and Quality Writing The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
Primary Sites Grades Pre-K to 3 The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
That's Novel! 4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
October Articles
October Regular Features
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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:

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  • The Busy Educator's Monthly Five...
    by Marjan Glavac
    Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and author of The Busy Educator's Guide To The World Wide Web 2ND EDITION (Foreword by Dr. Harry Wong author of The First Days Of School) presents The Busy Educator's Monthly Five -- five websites for educators that are easy to read, simple to use and worthwhile to know. Sign up for his monthly free Busy Educator's Newsletter at:

    Primary Sites Grades Pre-K to 3

    Here are five sites for primary teachers:

    Mrs. Gray's Second Grade Classroom

    This second grade classroom at Spencer Elementary in Geneva, Ohio, U.S.A. showcases their Internet and Classroom Projects. Here you'll find artwork, stories, research papers, links, photos of projects and pets, recycled pets, dinosaur dioramas, experiments, graphs, charts, surveys, online quizzes, book reports, copies of their 100 e-mails and postcards, digital photos of Giant Silk moths and two generations of butterflies, plus lots more!

    Perpetual Preschool

    A must visit site for any Kindergarten or grade 1 teacher. A great resource.

    Mrs. Silverman's Site

    Susan Silverman is an instructional technology integration teacher in the Comsewogue School District in New York State. She is also a Franklin Institute Online Fellow and a former grade 2 teacher. On her fun website she shares her many wonderful projects, webfolios, links and resources.

    Teaching Ideas for Primary Teachers

    From the United Kingdom a site designed for teachers who teach primary-age children (i.e. age 5 to 11). This site has well written lesson plans, is easy to use and has other features such as an option to download the entire site for a small fee, and a place for teachers to relax in a staffroom complete with a notice board, highly addictive teacher games and even a dance area.

    First School Years

    Another great site from the United Kingdom. This site offers free subject based worksheets geared to students ages 4 to 8.

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