Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teachers' Websites

Let's share examples of excellent teacher websites you have explored. Based on one student's contribution to our class's online discussion, I found an excellent model created by a teacher who has been a student at Saint Joseph College. Please take some time to explore Mercier's Magic. There's plenty to explore here. When you first open the site (be sure to have sound on), you will find her current school year site, but under the Home tab, you will see accessible sites from prior years.

Not only does Ms. Mercier group her content by subject area and audience (e.g., parents), she also provides throughout the site links to wonderful websites for instructional purposes. She uses Weebly to maintain her site. Feel free to explore Weebly as a mean to create your own student-centered website.

Ms. Mercier works with symbaloo.com to create customized pages of recommended sites for students. Here are fast links to some of her Symbaloo pages:
multimedia , math, and writing.

To create your own customized resource pages for your students with Symbaloo, open an account, and then you are set to build your pages of recommended sites by discipline, subject area, or general area of interest, using Symbaloo's database of recommended sites.

Ms. Mercier also maintains a blog through Weebly, allowing her students to post comments. In addition, check her Twitter account.

Webbly, Mrs. Scelia is a site designed by another Weebly-user teacher. Ms. Scelia started this site August 2010 to provide resources to her young students.

Let us know what you think of the websites these teachers maintain.

Post your recommendations of teacher websites worth visiting by providing the URL's.

Photo of Ms. Mercier from Mercier's Magic. Photo Ms. Scelia from Webbly, Mrs. Scelia
Logo from Weebly.

2 comments:

Tracy Mercier said...

Judy,

Thank you for viewing my website as a model and posting it on your blog. Please extend my contact information to your students. I am happy to help in any way, or answer any questions they may have.

Jen said...

I love Tracy Mercier's website. I think it is one of the most creative websites I've seen in a while. It lends itself as a great wealth of information for teachers, students and parents. The links for writing and math are very insightful and useful and I love the educational reading and writing posters that you have as links (and I think you said you have these up in your classroom)...I haven't seen these particular ones anyway. Tracy is very creative and extremely passionate about what she does. Thank you for sharing with all of us:)

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