Thursday, September 29, 2011

Now available in the lmc...

The September issue of National Geographic.  The cover story is "The New Science of the Teenage Brain".  Let me know if you would like to borrow this magazine.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Now available in the lmc...

A hard copy of the latest edition of Smithsonian’s In Your Classroom. Use What’s Your Problem? A Look at the Environment in Your Own Backyard.” to challenge your students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Edmodo in Action

Not sure how you can use Edmodo with your classes? Check out these short videos for some examples of how different subject area teachers are using it. Still looking for more ideas? Check out this Google Doc.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tired of the same old projects?

If you’re looking for new, creative ways for your students to express the subject knowledge that they have acquired, this article has great suggestions for projects to try.

Images, Music & Sounds

I added a pathfinder to the @theCMS_lmc blog with links to websites that your students can use to search for images, music & sounds. Many of these sites are copyright-friendly or include media that is licensed under Creative Commons.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Looking for Inspiration?

Here’s a project that was created in an 11th grade Literature class. It integrates several web 2.0 tools, including Wikispaces, Glogster & text messages. Click here to see the collaborating librarian’s explanation of how the text messages were created and imported into Glogster. If you have a student with an iphone at home, they could do this. If not, you or the student could create a similar-looking template and students could fill in the bubbles with their texts. This project may also give you an idea of how Wikispaces can be used for group projects. It appears that one wiki was created for the project, and then each team had a page of the wiki to present their research. Just thought something in this cool project might inspire someone!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Mythology: Shmoop Snoops the Gods

If you haven’t seen Shmoop, you should check it out. This website’s mission is “to make learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age.” They just released a new Mythology section called Shmoop Snoops the Gods, where you can read the online profiles, walls, inboxes and diaries of the Gods.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Constitution Day Resources

Constitution Day is September 17th. Click here for resources from the Dept. of Ed. to commemorate the occasion.

Friday, September 2, 2011

I Can't Wait for Someone to Try this Out...Wikispaces Projects!

Wikispaces has introduced Projects, a new way for students to collaborate on group work. Each project can be divided up into teams, each with its own page. Click here to read the announcement from Wikispaces on their blog and click here for help with Projects.