Just a quick post with some odds and ends of great resource sites & blog posts that I’ve run across in the past few weeks. I came across most of these via my friends on Twitter. Some pretty amazing school folks on Twitter, and oh so willing to share their ideas, tips and resources.
- Elementary Library Routines – Tons of incredibly practical tips from Attention Signals (Tell me why these work with kids but not with adults?), Storytime, Partner Work, Using Shelf Markers, Budget/Funding and so much more great stuff. Join the wiki and contribute your tips. (via: monarchlibrary)
- 10 Ways to Get Free Money & Classroom Supplies – Has your budget been cut? Short on money for supplies? Check out these grant-giving opportunities. (via: rmbyrne – Free Technology for Teachers)
- Teacher Resource Page – Tips on how to use a variety of Web 2.0 tools, includes examples of class projects. (via: kdistzler)
- New Book Video Trailer Awards! – Have you or your students created book trailers in the last year or two? Nominate them for an award! Sept 17 deadline (via: joycevalenza)
- How to Create a BookTrailer – If you’ve never done a booktrailer, this page has lots of examples and includes a rubric, instructtional procedures and a MovieMaker Quick Start Guide. Everything you need to get started. (from Colquitt County (GA) High School Media Center)
- Eight Reasons An Innovative Educator Uses Twitter – You might think my secret agenda was to demonstrate how useful Twitter can be and you’d be right. If you’re not quite sure how Twitter can help you connect to other educators, give this post by Lisa Nielsen a quick look-see. (via: joycevalenza)