Thursday, March 12, 2009

Today's Interesting Links

Links for 2009-03-11 [] (03/12/2009 12:00)
  • Classroom 2.0 LIVE
    Classroom 2.0 is a wonderful resource, but this tag site is specifically for their upcoming Moodle Live training. Haven't used a moodle before? Check it out!
  • Atomic Learning's eBook on How to Flatten Your Classroom - Movies
    Seven Steps to Flatten Your Classroom is a new e-book by edublogger Vicki Davis. Download it here for free. And while you are at it, check out the Atomic Learning site. It is chuck full of great lesson plan ideas.
  • Royalty Free Music, Free Sound Effects, Free Royalty Free Music Loops
    Looking for royalty free audio files to use with your Photo Story or Movie Maker project? You'll find hundreds of files here.
  • Dangerously Irrelevant: Slide - Banning students' computers
    Dr. Scott McLeod posted this slide on the banning of cell phones in school. Where do you fall on this debate? Check out the comments that follow the image to read how other educators feel about cell phones in school.
  • Langwitches » Don’t Believe Everything You See Online
    Why is our first impulse to believe something that we see, read or hear? Especially if it is in print, online or comes in an “officially” looking packaging? How do we teach ourselves and our students, that another impulse has to follow the first one immediately: Evaluate…critical thinking… learn to listen for and to your own “gut feeling”… cross referencing… Information literacy is an important part of being literate. Being able to know how to read and write alone, just doesn’t “cut it anymore”.
  • Prezi - The zooming presentation editor
    With the help of Prezi you can create maps of texts, images, videos, PDFs, drawings and present in a nonlinear way. Move beyond the slide, it only takes 5 minutes to learn how to use Prezi.
  • Content Partners - Free lesson plans, homework help and professional development for teachers, students and parents | Verizon Thinkfinity
    Thinkfinity Content Partners produce nine discipline-specific, standards-based web sites that include lessons for teachers, activities to use in and out of the classroom, games for young children and teen, adult literacy resources and reference materials for anyone in the education field, as well as for parents and after-school practitioners.
  • Web English Teacher
    Web English Teacher presents the best of K-12 English / Language Arts teaching resources: lesson plans, WebQuests, videos, biography, e-texts, criticism, jokes, puzzles, and classroom activities.
  • English Companion - Where English teachers meet to help each other
    If you're an English teacher, I hope you have heard of Jim Burke. His website ( and books are wonderful resources for English teachers. This ning site is a wonderful extension of his work and a place to engage with other English teachers.
  • PLP Visioning Boot Camp for Leaders : Powerful Learning Practice, LLC
    Join Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson this summer for PLP’s “Visioning Boot Camp for Educational Leaders,” an intensive, small-group, three-day workshop for school leaders who want to understand how 21st Century technologies are challenging curriculum and pedagogy and providing economical new ways for learning.
  • creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers
    Use the creative writing prompts and creative writing ideas to create stories, poems and other creative pieces from your imagination. The writing prompts can even help you come up with creative content for blogs and blog stories.

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