Free resources for teachers, and free games for kids. It is all for environmental education (Canadian-run site). Some of the topics covered are wildlife, climate change, land use, and water. I could see it being used in the K-5 classrooms. For those with Interactive White Boards, it might be a good site to use as an introduction.
kicksandgiggles asked you:
So, I’ve been a total, well, first year teacher this last semester. I feel entirely disconnected from all things education related (policies, research, etc…) that don’t have anything to do with my classroom/school, Pinterest, and Tumblr. If you could recommend a few professional journals, blogs, newspaper columns, etc. that I could read weekly to help keep me in the loop, I’d appreciate it :)
I hope you don’t mind that I copied and pasted this into a new post — I wanted it to be reblogable.
I am a member of the International Reading Association . They are behind the awesome website Read Write Think. Org which has a ton of great ideas for free (even non-members)! It costs to be $29.00 to be an online member ($39.00 for basic $24.00 for students, including grad students). You pay additional for each journal you want access to. If you want print copies of it and not just online copies, you have to choose basic, and you pay a little more for the journals. I think it is worth it. I’m more likely to read the print copies. It is also easier to keep them organized rather than random papers all over the place. I subscribe to The Reading Teacher which is for teachers of students up to the age of 12, but they also have the Journal of Adolescent & Adult literacy and Reading Research Quarterly. I love The Reading Teacher — it gives you research based ideas, and is written in a format that makes it easy to imagine how certain ideas can work in your classroom. Membership and subscription also gets you access to online archives.
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