Busy Educator's Monthly Five...
Five For Lesson Planning
by Marjan Glavac
Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and author of The Busy Educatorís 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.
Here are five websites to help Busy Educators with their lesson planning.
The Awesome Library K-12 Education Directory
This is an "awesome" collection. Over 17,000 resources reviewed under the following categories: The Arts, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health and PE., Technology, Languages, Specialized, Titles, Authors, Lessons, Reference, News, Special Ed., Your Town, Nurse, Counselor, Principal, Teacher, Main, Students, Family, Community. Searchable.
Discovery Channel School Lesson Plans
An excellent site for finding detailed lesson plans for the classroom. Divided into three divisions, grades K-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Lesson plans include audio files for vocabulary pronunciation and definitions, questions for students, links to other websites and activities. You can also download all the resources in one file for easy printing. A great first stop for lesson planning!
A well designed search engine returns your queries with resources such as lesson plans, websites, software, videos, maps, supplies, books and news. Well annotated search answers are also categorized according to grade level, problems, projects, resources, activities, genre, games, puzzles and more.
Find instructional resource materials cross-referenced to educational standards that meet the needs of your students. The educational resources referenced here include books, CDs, videos and websites. Included here are over 130 standards documents from around the country representing over 35 states and a growing number of districts. Try out the sample searches.
PBS TeacherSource correlates Language Arts, History, Math, and Social Studies lessons to more than 230 sets of national and state curriculum standards. Search for lesson plans by grade and subject, and find correlations to select national and state standards to more than 2,000 lessons and activities.
Marjan Glavac's website: http://www.glavac.com
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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 Educatorís Guide To The World Wide Web 2ND EDITION (Foreword by Dr. Harry Wong author of The First Days Of School).
He is the recipient of the Roberta Bondar Award for Science and Technology; the NORTEL National Institute Award for Excellence in Teaching; the Prime Ministerís Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology; the Roy C. Hill Award for educational innovation and the TVO Certificate of Merit.
His keynote Going Beyond The Rainbow (Or How To Be A Great Teacher) presents to the audience that "there are no boundaries for the journeys of the mind and that students, parents and teachers have both the brains and the courage to succeed as they journey on the technology brick road, especially with the help of the Internet. In this uplifting and motivational keynote, Marjan shows how good teachers can become great teachers.
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 email@example.com or through his website at: http://www.glavac.com
Transcripts of live chats with Marjan Glavac:
Meet Marjan Glavac 6/29/98
Writing, Self publishing and other Internet Tips 12/11/98
More Classroom Internet Projects 11/13/98
The Internet as an Educational Tool 10/09/98
Internet Projects 9/11/98