Monthly Archives: September 2011
Not only can you choose the color-fill for shapes that you make in SMART Notebook, but you can even change the color for certain pictures from the Gallery or the Internet.
If you insert a picture to your SMART Notebook lesson from the internet or from the Gallery, the only fill effect that the properties … Read more
Readworks.org is a great website for K-6 teachers. The site provides teachers with an online reading comprehension and methodology program as well as online training services and professional development resources. Readworks.org is a research based program that provides materials that focus on helping students understand the concepts of reading comprehension. The site is extremely user … Read more
It’s time to start considering professional development opportunities for the upcoming school year. This fall, we are once again offering our popular certification course, SMART Boards in Today’s Classroom at the SMART Showroom in Manhattan. Successful completion of this course will provide 3 P-Credits that can be used for salary differentials for NYC educators.
The … Read more
The Edscape Conference, sponsored by Teq and hosted by New Milford HS, recently announced its line-up of sessions. These include a host of Teq professional development, from SMART Board Basics to Learning with the iPad. The conference runs from 8am to 3:30pm on Saturday, October 15.
The keynote for Edscape is Chris Lehmann, founding … Read more
The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is approaching, and teachers are faced with the challenge of how to teach on this subject which is still emotional for many people. Some students only know bits and pieces about this tragic day in U.S. history. The 4 Action Initiative (made up of victims’ families, museums, and other sponsors) … Read more
Are your students learning about Ellis Island and immigration? On the interactive site From Ellis Island to Orchard Street with Victoria Confino you build a character and learn about their journey to America. As a class you can make an identity, learn about your journey, explore Ellis Island, learn about the Lower East Side of … Read more
September 6 is Read a Book Day and September 8 is International Literacy Day.
Book Adventure is a free site that “encourage(s) students in grades K-8 to read more often, for longer periods of time, with greater understanding.” On the site, teachers can create a class and monitor their students reading progress.
In the “Teachers … Read more
The start of the school year has arrived, and the first ten minutes of the school day can be stressful. There’s so much that needs to be done before the teaching even begins. You know exactly what I’m talking about — attendance!
Here’s a tip to ease the stress and improve your classroom management. Create … Read more