Monday, October 22, 2012

Resources to Start Off Your Week 40

     Student teaching is in full swing and I have officially been teaching all of my classes now except ICT. Unfortunately we have had so many extracurricular activities (cross country meet, picture day, admin day, etc) that we had to push back my start time. I don't mind though because it makes it a smoother transition if I get to start each of my classes spaced out!

     I also have exciting news! I have officially joined the "cool kid club" as it is being called on Twitter and bought my very own iPhone! I've already been using it in my classes and it is incredibly helpful, especially since I am trying to document my student teaching for both my blog and for my teaching portfolio.

     My screen is already dirty from how much I have been using it but don't you love the case! I knew that I would never survive without an Otter Box as I've dropped my old phone so many times I've lost count (plus it is pretty and the students love it!) Although my iPhone is a wonderful resource on it's own, here are some other resources to start off your week. As always, I will be adding these to my lists of resources under the Fav Websites heading.

1 ) Intercontinental Cry
- Intercontinental Cry features important information about the many
  Indigenous groups around the world including current news, biographies,
  videos, maps, and more.
- This website is very comprehensive and features information on over 470
  groups from every part of the world! I am impressed with the variety of
  information they have on SO many Indigenous groups and am using this 
  website as a starting point for an inquiry project in our Grade 11 World
  Issues class.

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2 ) Science Netlinks
- This website features science lesson plans, tools, resources and news
  updates for every class from K-12. Science Netlinks has a very user-
  friendly search option that allows you to select the grade, subject, type
  or research and put in any keywords you need.
- I really like how much information is included in the resources! Some lesson
  plan search engines can have material uploaded by anyone but the standards
  put in place by the website's teams really shows through in the material they
  have available.

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Happy Monday everyone!


  1. Cool iPhone! I have an imitation iPhone... it is some kind of $40 Android!

    1. I'm just so happy to have a "smart" phone. I've always had the $0 phones that come free with your contract but they can only ever text or make calls. It is nice to have something with SO many options

  2. Hi there,

    I am a new teacher (5th grade) as well, down here in Texas. I just got my first iPhone (the 5!!) too! So fun. I don't know if you have heard of Classdojo but I am using it as a motivational tool for my class. Classdojo is kind of like a super improvers board, except it is electronic. My kiddos love to earn points and increase their weekly score!! The cool thing is that Classdojo is not only on the computer but also it is an iPhone/android app. I can give points everywhere the class and I go!! Good luck in student teaching.