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Susan O'Quinn

Amazon River --  Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition - 4 views

  • The Amazon region is the site of the world's largest rain forest. Its plant and animal life is remarkably rich. Almost three fourths of all the types of plants in the world grow there.
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    Really interesting information about the Amazon Rainforest
Brianna Crowley

Why Schools Don't Teach Innovation - Walt Gardner's Reality Check - Education Week - 10 views

  • most schools are designed and operated to penalize failure. Yet unless students are allowed to fail, they can't learn.
  • young innovators are intrinsically motivated.
  • Reformers can't have it both ways. If they want schools to develop the next Steve Jobs or J.J. Rowling, they have to let go of their obsession with test scores as indispensable evidence of quality education
Brianna Crowley

At Risk of Losing Our Creativity - Finding Common Ground - Education Week - 6 views

  • In the World is Flat by Thomas Friedman he said, "Those who are waiting for this recession to end so someone can again hand them work could have a long wait." In the book Out of Our Minds by Sir Ken Robinson, he writes, "Rebuilding the communities that have been left bereft by the recession will depend on imagination, creativity and innovation."
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    Essay on how to not lose sight of the importance of creativity in the classroom--in spite of the current emphasis on testing.
John Riggins

The Six Wives of Henry VIII - 4 views

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    The wives of Henry VIII.
Carol Roth

Add your voice to presentations, share online, and track viewing | myBrainshark - 5 views

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    Great way to add audio to digital presentations without having to record the entire presentation at once. Recordings for each slide are saved one at a time.
Michele Thurlo

Books - Yes, You Can - 2 views

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    Free downloadable E-books for personal finance
G Hubler

math640summer2010 - kdaniel2 - 1 views

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    workshop model of instruction
Philip Vinogradov

eGFI - For Teachers - 3 views

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    Fantastic collection of Engineering lessons, activities, and current career stories. Wonderful models for inter-disciplinary PBL with links to resources and free software, etc.
babasuter

Certiport | Become a Certiport Authorized Testing Center - 0 views

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    So my students can take Adobe Certified Associate Exams
Martin Burrett

themultlife - 41 views

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    A social network where posts are translated into 36 languages and reads them out at the click of a button.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
Martin Burrett

Exploriments - 146 views

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    An amazing set of interactive biology, chemistry and physics activities, animations and virtual experiments. A free sign up is required.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science
Martin Burrett

Minute Physics - 112 views

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    A superb YouTube channel with animations explaining physics ideas in simple terms. Great and introduction to a lesson or new topic.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science
Martin Burrett

Two digits - 41 views

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    A useful addition game where users 'handwrite' the answers in the box. The intro page is in Japanese, but the activity is in English.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths
Peter Beens

7 Skills students need for their future - YouTube - 126 views

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    Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard's Change Leadership Group has identified what he calls a "global achievement gap," which is the leap between what even our best schools are teaching, and the must-have skills of the future: * Critical thinking and problem-solving * Collaboration across networks and leading by influence * Agility and adaptability * Initiative and entrepreneurialism * Effective oral and written communication * Accessing and analyzing information * Curiosity and imagination
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