From free biology posters to world cultures, this month’s offerings are sure to appeal to students and teachers everywhere!
by Marjan Glavac
Regular contributor to the Gazette
October 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.
WWW VIRTUAL LIBRARY: INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS RESOURCES http://www.etown.edu/vl/
This section of the WWW Virtual Library system presents over 2000 annotated links in a wide range of international affairs topics. Most of the sites are in English and are carefully selected for their long-term value, favoring those with cost-free, high-quality information and analysis online. This directory would be of particular use to social studies, world cultures, current events, and foreign language teachers of French, German and Spanish.
These Biology posters are available here free: Life's Energy Organelles, Evolution of the Animal Phyla, The Biology Classics: Paramecium, Hydra, Planaria, and Daphnia Poster and The Revealed Cell.
From Växjö Katedralskola, Sweden comes a number of interactive environmental projects for schools, teachers and students across the globe. The projects are: The model energy project, Wetland Network, Woodland Network and Threatened Ecosystems. Participants follow a program of research, publish their results by e-mail to a database and then have access to global information.
ANACLETA's SPANISH & WORLD LANGUAGE/CULTURE LINKS http://anacleta.homestead.com
This site is a collection of resources for children, their parents, and their teachers about Spanish and its many cultures and also about other world languages and cultures. The teachers' section contains useful links and practical pointers for world language instruction. The parent/child section is especially useful as supplementary/complementary/enrichment material for those parents/teachers who wish their child/class to go beyond the regular classroom curriculum.
BEHIND THE NAME http://www.behindthename.com/
Behind the Name is a website for learning about all aspects of given names. Just type in a name in the search box and read what comes up. A great site for teachers researching student names.
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"There are no boundaries for the journeys of the mind."
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