Sunday, May 22, 2011

One Spot, Thousands of Resources

Did you ever wish you could have everything in one spot without having to search multiple sources to find what you need? Your wish has now come true, at least for federal educational resources. Put together in an easy to use series of links, free teaching resources from all federal agencies are now in one spot. Get primary source material from the Library of Congress. Get beloved childhood literature. Get access to videos from NASA. Find lesson plans and more!  It sounds like an ad, doesn't it? Thankfully, it won't cost you a penny more than the taxes you've already paid, so be sure to take advantage of it. You may be surprised at what's out there!

Here's a link to the site: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bubble Up

I just came across a splendid tool that is free and easy to learn. allows students and teachers to brainstorm, establish hierarchal webs, and much more. It's simplified format makes it great for students to use, yet the text buttons can be customized to fit a variety of tasks. Plus, it's easy to embed in your website or other documents. Sounds like an ad, doesn't it? Really, I'm just enthused about how I'll use it in my classroom. I'm thinking that plot sequencing and web diagrams are perfect applications. Let me know what you're doing with it!

Here's the link to