This is probably the best April Fools day trick I have ever seen
Teachers Jackpot April 5, 2010
Just like the title suggests, I want to declare to all teachers and educator out there, I have hit the jackpot! At least, probably, one of many. So if you have a “jackpot” website that you would like to share please include the link in the comments section for other people to access.
I have included the link to a speedtile site developed by sharnon007. I have been following this person on twitter and she has some of the best websites out there that are incredibly useful to teachers.
Some other websites that I have found to be interesting, but more topic specific are below:
http://www.pdesas.org/module/content/search/ (you really want to check this one out. Enter in your key word and grade level you are looking for. This truly is an educators search engine)
http://mathbits.com/ (this has online calculators, so for all you smart board teachers out there, this is a tool to check out)
http://www.incwell.com/Biographies/index.html (because of the pop-ups on this page, you may want to copy the information to a different place on the web for paperless teachers, or print out and reproduce what you want.)
http://www.spellingcity.com/teachers/teachers.html (This one is for all teachers who still do spelling with their students
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/03/03/the-best-sites-for-learning-about-cesar-chavez/ (Here is someone else’ “Jackpot” that has been put together on this blog.
http://www.periodicvideos.com/# (This one is very cool. Click on the element and a short video comes up talking about the properties of this element and what it is used for.)
http://weblist.me/Animalcells (Interactive visual learning about animal cells. Students can then test their knowledge by taking a quiz after exploring the cell parts)
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/health/anatomy/cell/plant_cell_tutorial.htm (Very cool, interactive visual learning about plant cells)
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/health/anatomy/cell/bacteria_cell_tutorial.htm (This one looks at bacteria cells and allows students to test their knowledge from the tutorial. Great interactive learning tool)
http://www.grammaropolis.com/ (This is definitely a fun one for learning grammar)
Finally, First page of Google April 1, 2010
Not a whole lot ever came up when I searched my name on Google. I searched again today and the following picture is what I found. My ECMP prof was telling me it would take some time, etc. It was taking so long I was not sure if I should believe him. Well… finally the day has come to pass when my professional portfolio page is on the first page, all be it at the bottom, but still the first page that comes up with Google. So please celebrate my excitement with me.