Resources For Teachers


Compiled by Sherah Carr, Ph.D.
Contact Dr. Carr via e-mail: 
carrs@bellsouth.net


Learning Theories Course Resources

APA STYLE REFERENCING RESOURCES

American Psychological Association (APA)
http://www.apastyle.org

APA 6th Edition Handout from Medicine Hat College

Citation Machine - Easy way to create a reference list!
http://citationmachine.net

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Section on APA format for references
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.htm

ADVOCACY RESOURCES
Teacher Advocacy Resources

CURRICULUM MAPPING

Links to curriculum and content mapping resources

FUN STUFF
Cheer Cards
Print and cut out 32 cheer cards to affirm great student work each day in fun and unique ways.
http://www.drjean.org/html/monthly_act/act_2004/06_june/06_2004_pdf.html

Free Fonts - especially see kids fonts
http://simplythebest.net/fonts/
Create clever classroom materials using these cool type styles. 

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES

Internet for Classrooms - incredible set of resources, reviews, skill practice games online, reproducibles and more
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a classified list of sites on the Internet found to be useful for enhancing the curriculum and teacher professional growth. It is updated daily.

Teachers Bridge
http://www.teachersbridge.org/
The BRIDGE is a way for educators across the state of Georgia to share ideas and materials. Educators can not only connect to each other through those shared resources, but also through online chat and forum communities.

Teaching is a Work of Heart by Colleen Gallagher
http://www.teachingheart.net/
This site has teaching ideas, printables, inspiration, links, lessons, units, and activity sheets.  Nice resource!

GEORGIA PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
http://www.georgiastandards.org
Locate all the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)

GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS

Bound Book Journal Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlvS_G9KHSM

Brick Wall for activating, brainstorming or a "graffiti" word wall

EdHelper Graphic Organizers  - free printables
http://www.edhelper.com/teachers/graphic_organizers.htm

Eduscapes - Learning Resources: Graphic Organizers
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic73.htm

Admission/Entrance Slip

Five Flap Review Foldable - Five flap review foldable

Freelogy – Graphic organizers - http://freeology.com/graphicorgs/index.php

Hidden Panel Foldable
Hidden Panel Foldable Organizer Template

Inspiration – ideas for using graphic organizers by grade level and content areas

http://www.inspiration.com/resources/index.cfm

Main Idea Pyramid Foldable - Main idea pyramid foldable template

Math Foldables from Dinah Zike - http://mathnmind.com/PDF%20Files/Pre-Algebra/dzf.pdf

Mindmeister - graphic organizer creator - Register before using
http://www.mindmeister.com

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory – Graphic Organizer examples & strategies

http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/learning/lr2grap.htm

Periodic Table of Visualization Methods - VERY COOL!
http://www.teachersfirst.com/getsource.cfm?id=8578

Pocket Purse - Directions for making a small purse to hold math facts or other review - also shows mathematical attributes of pocket
http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/purse.htm

Pocket Vocabulary Review Template- template for making a pocket - designed by Sherah Carr - File in Adobe Acrobat format

Recipes4Success - graphic organizer maker under the tools section - http://myt4l.com/index.php

Rubric for Graphic Organizers - Inspiration Diagrams
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/inspirationrubric.html

Teach-nology – Graphic organizer worksheets- http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/graphic/

Text-to-Mind Map - Online concept mapping tool - very easy! http://www.text2mindmap.com/.

The Graphic Organizer – sample graphic organizers, research, lesson strategies
http://www.graphic.org/

Tools for Reading and Writing - most for middle and secondary
http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/instruction/ela/6-12/Tools/Index.htm

Vocabulary Graphic Organizers - awesome set of organizers
http://www.stenhouse.com/pdfs/0085appe.pdf

Write Design Online – Explains and gives examples of five types of organizers
http://www.writedesignonline.com/organizers/

LITERACY/VOCABULARY RESOURCES

Content Area Literacy Strategies from Santa Rosa Schools

Image Chef - cool word mosaics - http://www.imagechef.com/ic/word_mosaic/

Monster Frames for Monster Words, Phrases or Sentences

Starfall - Learn-to-read website for young children - http://www.starfall.com/

Tennessee Academic Vocabulary Project
http://www.rce.k12tn.net/tennessee_academic_vocabulary.htm

Vocabulary strategies from Just Read Now  

Vocabulary collaborative pair review games - Acrobat Reader file

Vocabulary trading card generator - http://bighugelabs.com/deck.php

Word Wall Strategies from Saskatoon Public Schools

Word Wall Resource Page
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson328b.shtml

Word map from readingquest.org

Word map from educationoasis.com

Click here for additional reading and writing resources.

Wordle.net - create awesome word clouds
http://wordle.net
 

PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 

Links for Parent and Community Resources
http://emat621.pbworks.com/w/page/44614166/Parent and Community Resources


REFERENCE SOURCES
Full-Text Education Journals Online Sponsored by Lesley College
A listing of either print publications that offer selected articles full-text on their World Wide Web Home Page, or electronic journals that exist only online.
http://www.lesley.edu/faculty/kholmes/libguides/edjournals.html

REVIEW/SUMMARIZING STRATEGIES

Pete's PowerPoint Station - PowerPoint presentations on summarizing
http://languagearts.pppst.com/summarize.html

Question and Answer Wheel File
Click here to download Microsoft Word file with Q & A Wheel

Question & Answer Fortune Teller  Acrobat Reader .pdf file

RUBRICS

Rubistar - A free tool to help teachers make quality rubrics.
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Kathy Schrock's Rubric and Assessment Resources
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/assess.html

TEACHER RESOURCES

Inspiring Teachers
http://www.inspiringteachers.com
This site hosts the Beginning Teacher's Toolbox.  Monthly features include articles, inspirational pieces, humor and practical tips.

Teachers Guide to the U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/teachers/landing.jhtml
A site with a wide variety of teacher resources including lesson plans, publications, grants and NCLB information.

TEACHER TERMINOLOGY
Teacher Dictionary - http://www.teach-nology.com/glossary/

Educational Terms -  http://www.schoolwisepress.com/smart/dict/dict.html

TRANSITION IDEAS
Ideas for things to do with students between lessons or activities or when you need a state change!
http://atozteacherstuff.com/Tips/Sponge_and_Transition_Activities/index.shtml

The Teacher's Guide to Children's Songs and Rhymes
http://www.theteachersguide.com/ChildrensSongs.htm
This site has the lyrics and some of the music to a variety of songs and poems for children.  Great resource!

Management Topics
Presentation on Procedures & Transitions by Susan Douglas & Mallory Friedman

Resources for EDUC722
EDUC722 Class WikiSpaces http://educ722.wikispaces.com