"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body"
~ Richard Steele ~

Saturday, March 27, 2010

PLN - Personal Learning Network

What is a PLN? A PLN is a way for you to make connections and share ideas and resources. You have one with colleagues that you work with. You can also have one online where you can reach and connect with educators from around the state, country, and world. Talk about a great resource!

Twitter (Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets)
Follow Education PLN Builders on Twitter

(A platform for creating your own social networks.)

The Educator's PLN

Creating a PLN
(blog article)

100 Blog Examples

Wallwisher (example of collaborative post-it notes)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Digital Storytelling

Xtranorma (text-to-movie) Students create talking movies from written text.

Template for planning story ( PDF file)

Digital Storytelling Wiki (ideas, links and projects)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Podcasts, Books and Differentiation

Podcasts (podcast organized by topics and grade levels)

Book Trailers (Video book trailers )

Grammar Girl (fun podcasts of quick grammar tips)

Reader Girlz (ideas for connecting to books)

Boy Reader (ideas geared for boys)

Dare to Differentiate (ideas and strategies relating to differentiation)

Scaffolding vs Rescuing

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Interesting Ways

43 Ways Series
(all slide shows taken from Tom Barrett's blog above)