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The Best of the Week: Volume 11

Posted by Marygrove MAT on Jun 20, 2014 9:53:00 AM

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There’s never enough time to blog and reblog all of the interesting resources we find during the week, so we decided to start a Best of the Week List where we share all of the education-related blogs, articles, apps and resources we come across every week.

Reading and Language Arts
News-O-Matic: Daily Reading for Kids (free application available on iTunes)
Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension
Text Compactor (free online summary tool)

Random Education Links
The Tough Decision to Leave the Classroom
Genius hour: Making time for Passion in the Classroom
10 Ways to be a More Reflective Teacher
The Genius Hour Manifesto
Transforming School Culture Through Mutual Respect
Four Essential Ways to Avoid Educator Burnout
The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Teachers
A Nice Collection of Free Education Guides from Edutopia

History-Related Links
“Smithsonian Quests” program (online summer learning experience for students)
History on the Net (free history information website)
SchoolHistory.co.uk (online history lessons, revision, games, worksheets, quizzes, and links)
D-Day Hour by Hour for the iPad

Classroom Management
The Real Meaning of Classroom Management (an interview with teacher and author, Harry Wong)
Top Classroom Management Software Products
DyKnow (a web-based classroom management tool)
Behavior Tracker (available on iTunes for $.99)
Pupil Track (available on iTunes for $.99)

STEM-Related Links
2 World Cup Math Lessons: “How Many Ways?” and “World Cup Draw”
Create a Graph (free web application)
Mahjong Chem (free game to practice chemistry)

Technology in the Classroom
12 Ways to Share Almost Any File With Your Students
An Educator’s A-Z Guide to Twitter (an infographic)
Just Paste.it (an easy to share text and images)
Zaption (an app that allows you to create video-based quizzes)

 

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