Saturday, April 16, 2011

Resources for Teachers

The Pursuit of Technology Integration Happiness blog maintained by a secondary teacher contains four excellent blog posts that list a plethora of resources by subject area. In all cases, descriptions of the resources are given with hyperlinks to immediately access them. The resources available apply to  teachers grades K-16. You can spend hours exploring all the resources offered. Take a look at one of the pages to find a long list of possible sources applicable to teaching and learning.

Resources for English

Here you will find general resources as well as resources on Writing, Reading, American Literature, and British Literature.

Mathematics Resources

Gives about 40 general resources followed by resources for the areas of algebra, geometry, calculus, and trigonometry.

Science Resources

General resources followed by resources categorized as earth-space, biology, chemistry, and physics.

Social Studies Resources

Categories resources by history, geography, economics, and arts/humanities.

In total, the resources available from these blogs should keep high school and middle school teachers happy with the quick access to a variety of valuable resources for integrating technology into their teaching. Let us know which resources you find particularly helpful to your teaching.


Becca said...

I found the Author Website Listing and used it to access a directory of links to authors' websites, many of whom write for children. Teachers of elementary school will also find helpful resources on the web page for English Resources.

Liz R. said...

On the English Resource page, I used the link for the Synonym finder and went to the site. Typed in "importatn" and found a variety of synonyms. This site can be useful to students when editing their writing. Need to explore the English resources further for other helpful websites.

Magda said...

On the Science Resource page, I discovered the link to site where a middle school teacher has embedded videos he uses in his classes. Will definitely explore using some of these videos with my students. This is a great resource for middle school science teachers, who also should create their own videos of science experiments to share with their students. On a blog, students could comment after watching the videos. Also, an excellent way to review a lab after students have completed one.

Dave said...

Wow, there's a lot on the social studies resource page. Just used the link to the site Critical Past, which offers a timeline to find video clips. I selected the year 1967, and looked at a few clips from the year. The clips are arranged by place (city, country). This (video clips like newsreel) is an excellent way to put primary source at the hands of students.

Zimmer557 said...

Thanks for sharing my resources pages! Glad that you all are finding some resources to use with your students! Happy resource surfing!

Melissa said...

What a great list of resources for the English classroom! One of my favorites was the 60 Second Recap website. The website provides 60 second video clips on a plethora of popular novels. This resources would be useful for students who need a little extra help remembering characters, plot, conflict, theme, etc. I am currently working with a group of students who are reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Frequently, these students confuse the numerous characters and would benefit from viewing the To Kill a Mockingbird 60 second character video clip as a simple reminder as to who is who. In addition, the woman commentating in the videos is enthusiastic and sometimes comical. Her personality makes the videos exciting and more interesting. I'll definitely use this resource in the future.