Links for Faculty
Here are the links from our recent faculty meetings (week of 11/12/12).
- The Global Education Conference is going on this week; educators from all around the world are presenting on fostering global awareness among our students. Click here for the link to the session schedule. If you can’t tune in live to a session, they are all recorded; click here for recordings. Also, this site has some suggestions for what to attend, as well as videos for how to participate.
- Seymour Simon’s science website and blog for elementary school science photos, activities, and resources.
- Thematic classrooms: “online learning spaces preloaded with content addressing a range of important issues” – one in particular is about deforestation for primary grades.
- Handwriting Worksheets
- Check out the math games on this site
- Sign up for Postcrossing to send and receive postcards around the world.
- In addition to sharing documents or web shortcuts with students via their Class Folders, as described on the sheet I gave you, you can share documents via Google Docs/Drive. Here is one teacher’s suggestion of how she does this.
- Google Story Builder, and an example and some ideas for using it
- The Global Education Conference is going on this week, but all sessions are recorded for you to listen to at your convenience. Here’s a link to the conference Recordings page.
- If you are interested in creating connections with other teachers/students/classrooms from around the world, consider using one of these websites. They are all free to use, but may require you to sign up for an account:
- United Classrooms
- Postcrossing – This is a simple project where you send a postcard, then receive one from someone else, anywhere in the world!
- Here’s just one idea for a collaboration activity, but you can check out other links on this site for more.
- Project Explorer – this one has resources for teaching about different cultures, but doesn’t necessarily connect you to other classes.
- Navigate to the web page you’d like to have students visit.
- Open the Class Folder. If it is not in your dock (near the trash can), follow these steps:
- Go to your Home folder by clicking on the Finder icon.
- Press Command-Up (the up arrow) twice. It should now say “Homes” at the top of the window.
- Open the folder with your class’s grad year (such as “Class of 2022″ for 3rd grade).
- Open the “Class Folder.”
- Drag the icon immediately to the left of the website’s address into the Class Folder (see image below). You can rename the file if you like.
- Students can now access the site by clicking on the shortcut in the Class Folder.