Training, Tutorials, and Teacher-Shares
Turn It In.com: read the PDF instructions for setting up your teacher account and classes at LSHS, then save and personalize a Word document for each class to get students registered.
The LSHS Differentiated Instruction Wiki, featuring lesson plans submitted by faculty and sorted by departmen. Get instructions on how to upload your lesson plans to the wiki: (download Word doc) or view PDF file.
LSHS Resource-based Project Criteria and Planning Template
-Defines criteria for proficient and advanced projects
-Suggested template for project planning
Powerpoint for your SmartBoard: You can easily adapt these Jeapordy! style games for any lesson or review for some fun, interactive lessons with the SmartBoard
|Jeapordy template: Romeo & Juliet review (adapted by michael russell)||Jeapordy template: The Odyssey review (michael russell)|
|Jeapordy template: vocabulary unit (michael russell)|
Powerpoint Presentations: Download or watch online. These are the slides delivered at presentations or training seminars
Banned Books Week tri-fold for teachers Bring your classes to celebrate the right to intellectual freedom!
Video Tutorials: visit our video gallery for book trailers, tutorials, and highlights of Poetry Coffeehouse and other LMC events.
Book Previews: 60 second video previews of Gateway Videos, plus other books
Smart Notebook (Smartboard)
Web Links of interest
General Interest in Education & Technology
http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/index.jsp has teacher created lesson plans for 9-12 English, Science, and Social Studies.
http://newtoolsworkshop.wikispaces.com/ This wiki has tons of great 2.0 tools and examples of how to use them in your classroom or at school. It's maintained by a library guru in Pennsylvania, Joyce Valenza.
Mindmapping: http://www.newhorizons.org/strategies/graphic_tools/margulies.htm Sometimes those kids who are doodling in class really are paying attention-- they're just looking for a creative, visual outlet for their thinking. Nancy Margulies has some fantastic examples and reasoning/research behind this.
Vuvox: create interactive slideshows in a panoramic format. This is better than Powerpoint for visual presentations.
For the tech-savvy teacher:
RSS: tools for working with Really Simple Syndication
http://www.mnot.net/rss/tutorial/ Tutorials and information on working with RSS
http://feed.informer.com/ is a free web-based program that lets you input multiple RSS feeds into a single digest. This could work well for a class assignment on a specific topic, similar to a pathfinder.
http://www.feed2js.org/ is an open-source RSS interpreter for web-based applications.