Welcome to ED 508
"The dog does not fear when the chicken goes near the bones."
Take a mixing bowl, add 5 content areas, four opperands, and a dose of logic... and count yourself in on a math adventure where learning experiences just keep adding up.
Visit http://illuminations.nctm.org/ - an interactive math-teaching activities by the National Council for Teaching Mathematics. Be prepared to report on two activities you experience.
Media & Technology
This class focuses on integrating media and technology into the classroom learning experience.
Virtual Worlds - Web 2.0 Project - Download PowerPoint File
Technology Grant Proposal - Download PowerPoint File
-- Grant Proposal Reflection (Word Doc)
Here are some resources to supplement student learning, particularly those with learning or other disabilities.
Assistive Technology for the Classroom Landmark Collage Provides information on various tools to integrate assistive technology into the classroom, as well as describing pros and cons.
International Children's Library -Free childrens books from around the world. Books can be downloaded to a laptop or iPad for use by individual students or as a group using a projector. iPad features allow for increasing font-size and easier visability for struggling readers.
Calling all couch potatoes! Here's a class that encourages you to have fun by reading... but be warned that, if you are not careful, you just might learn something too.
Phonics Grades - 3rd Quarter - right-click to download
Frindle: Product Advertisement - Integrated Technology Lesson Plan
Frindle Jeopardy PPT -FULL - Requires Macros enabled.
Frindle Jeopardy PPT -BASIC - Macros not required. Limited functions.
Explore the wonders of God's Creation as we observe, compare, contrast, hypothesize, synthesize, and otherwise explore the universe we live in.
This month we are studying Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils.
Rock Cycle - View eBook
Volcano Models - View Photo Album
Soil Layers Video (YouTube) by Ben Konrad
View NASA eClip video (YouTube)
This is a collection of websites and other resources that I find usefull for integrating technology into my classroom.
IL State Learning Standards
Phillip Martin - Free Clip Art for Teachers and Students.
Scholastic - Find information about books based on grade or ranged reading level.
Super Teacher Worksheets - A wealth of activities and worksheets for classroom enrichment.
SMART-Board - Presentations and class activities for use in class with a SMART-Board.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ - Interactive math-teaching activities by the National Council for Teaching Mathematics.
NASA Kids Club - Great FLASH games about space and science concepts.
May you find value from these as well.