Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Google A Day

Students (and adults!) can sharpen their search skills using "a Google a Day" !  A new question is presented each day and you search for the answer by "Google-ing" it! Then you submit your answer to determine if you are right or you need to go search again. It may not be as easy as you are thinking!! 

This is the question for October 26!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Artsonia . . . the world's largest kids' art museum! online art museum. Showcasing art from students, this site offers free accounts for teachers to upload student art. They offer thousands of art project lesson plan starters submitted by other teachers.  Students will take a real interest in their work knowing it will be published on the web!

One of the greatest features is that it offers a "gift shop" where parents can order items such as:
  • canvas art 
  • coffee mugs
  • tote bags
  • mousepads
  • keychains 
  • tshirts
  • and much more!
with their child's artwork on it! The participating school gets 15% of the proceeds.  What a great way for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members to see the student's work of art and maybe help out the school by purchasing an item. Visit Artsonia and vote for the artist of the week!!

Amazing Daze in DC

This summer I was asked to go on the Teach America History trip to the DC area and blog our travels.  It was quite the trip to say the least. This is one of those trips where you need a few days of rest to recuperate from after it is over! We were up and running early each day and arriving at the hotel in time for bed. Being a History minor, this trip was extremely awesome for someone who has a love of history. I wanted to share the link so you could see just where we went and what we got to see!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Handouts? Seriously?

Yes, handouts are nice, but very timely to create (especially a good one)! You know the old saying, "Why recreate the wheel?" That is how I feel about handouts, so I will have a section on various handouts available. Custom Guides creates great front/back handouts on various topics such as Windows, Office, Photoshop, etc., and they offer them in different versions like 2003, 2007, or the newest 2010 in Office. Check out the page on the right to access some of the newest handouts available!!