5 Sites for Busy EducatorsBy Marjan Glavac
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Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and co-author of “How To Thrive And Survive In Your Classroom”, presents The Busy Educator’s Monthly Five – five websites for educators that are easy to read, simple to use and worthwhile to know.
MOMENTS IN THE CLASSROOM (TEACHERS)
Listen to this interview I gave to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) Here and Now radio show. In my interview I recalled the unexpected, the touching and the memorable moments in the classroom, from my new book Teaching Is… by Marjan Glavac (runs 6:39)
GET SMARTER ABOUT MONEY (TEACHERS, GR. 8 – UNIVERSITY)
This site uses humorous videos, (click on the Tools and Calculators tab) timely content and independent, unbiased views on the sometimes dry subject of financial literacy. In light of recent economic conditions, schools in Ontario Canada will be offering finance and investing to students in Grades 4 to 12. This is a website that provides useful tools to prepare students for their own money management and financial literacy.
FREE PATENTS ONLINE (TEACHERS, GR. 7 – UNIVERSITY)
The FreePatentsOnline search engine is an easy way to search patents. It allows for advanced search techniques such as word stemming, proximity searching, relevancy ranking and search term weighting. The site account features let you organize, annotate and share documents, and Alerts let you instantly be notified when new documents of interest are published.
A great resource for the budding inventors in your class.
STUDY GUIDES AND STRATEGIES (GR. 6 – UNIVERSITY)
Study Guides and Strategies is a website devoted to improving students’ success in learning.
Contains over 267 Guides on practical suggestions, for time and stress management; basic skills in reading, writing, and classroom participation, test preparation and test taking ; 100+ learner-developed and peer-reviewed Flash exercises reinforcing its guides and strategies; Translated (in whole or part) into 38 languages.
READKIDDOREAD.COM (TEACHERS, PARENTS GR. PreK-8)
Imagine that you’re a best selling author with more than 16 million books sold in North America alone and you realize that your child doesn’t exactly love books. Even though you’ve always read to him as a baby, and he was beginning to read for school picking up a book was a struggle. This was the inspiration for author James Patterson to create a website to help adults find books for kids.