Posted on June 15, 2012 by eduhowto
Spark Student Interest with Time Search
Time Search is a great resource that I came across near the end of this past school year. It is a great research tool to assist students looking for information about many different topics in a history course. The timeline approach is one students always seem to appreciate and often captivates their attention. The way that the information is displayed and linked together seemed to really interest students. I found my students often discovered topics that intrigued them and really seemed to captivate their attention. Many of the students who used this began asking me questions about a variety of history topics that we were not covering in class. This lead to a few of my students research and studying different events in history in addition to the topics covered in class. Anytime I find a resource that has this effect on students it is one I bookmark and use in future classes. If you teach history you need to have a look at this site along with their parent site History World. Check them out with the links below.
Click here to check out Time Search.
Click her to check out History World.
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Posted on July 15, 2011 by eduhowto
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As I begin to develop my curriculum and materials for the upcoming school year I ran across a great website on challenge based learning. This site provides resources and examples that really demonstrate how to develop and implement this type of learning environment. It is an excellent resource to help teachers begin to develop their own lessons. Not only am I excited about giving this a try in the upcoming school year I believe it to be a great resource for other teachers to use.
Check it out at http://ali.apple.com/cbl/
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Posted on May 13, 2011 by eduhowto
Wow! Time flys! With the school year coming to a close and state testing taking place I have been a bit overwhelmed. So I apologize for being off task and not posting as regular to this blog.
Over this past week as I have had time, I was reading my regular blogs and came across a post that, of course, I cannot find now which mentioned the movie, “The Legend of Bagger Vance“. It got me to thinking about this movie and its many different messages. One that I feel is so important for students and teachers is to help students find their “True Swing”. Their true passion in life. Every student has a gift in a particular area, and it is so important for educators to help students find that area they are gifted in and have a passion for. This is the key to success for many students. Unfortunately, many time students do not find it until later in life and miss out on much of their education. Watch the video clip below, and as I said to my colleagues at our school lets make this one of our new goals to help students find their “True Swing”!
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Posted on August 6, 2010 by eduhowto
Over the past week I have been gathering resources for the upcoming school year. As I was doing this I decided to create a page on my blog to post all of these resource for easy use. Please take a look at these lists and let me know if you know of any others that would be good to add to these resources. This is constantly changing page so check back often.
Click here to go to the “Student Project Resources” page or click the tab at the top of the page.
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