Favourite Teacher Links

Forgive the lack of organisation

This page is a list of websites that have made it to my favourites toolbar.  That means they appear across the top of my web browser and I can visit them at literally the click of a single button. 

There are a few other icons on my favourites bar but they are not teacher related.  One day when I am supposed to be unit planning or report carding I will build another page.  My students think they can get around me by using avoidance strategies.  They don't realise that I invented avoidance behaviour. 

The sites are not in any particular order, so please scroll right to the bottom you never know what you might find.

http://litcoachblog.wordpress.com/ Mel the Literacy Coach posts weekly about classroom happenings, leadership in schools and professional development.  There are links to websites and articles on teaching and learning practice as well as tips for coaches/ teachers and curriculum leaders.  

http://www.twurdy.com/index.php Twurdy.com is a new search engine that colours search results according to readability. 

http://www.online-stopwatch.com/timer/ This Online Timer has a range of formats, animations and time up sounds.  It counts both up and down. 

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/edit.shtml Everyday Edits have one paragraph for students to correct (punctuation and spelling) each day of the school year.  Topics are wide ranging and there are answers.

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/CrissCrossSetupForm.asp FREE Online puzzle maker.  Use it to make cross words for students with relevance to curriculum themes. 

http://margdteachingposters.weebly.com/index.html Marg D, an early childhood teacher, shows off her classroom and offers up free printables of her creations. 

Scholastic offers some tips for supporting secondary school students during testing season.

A whole page of free printables for scaffolding persuasive writing. 

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/english/contents_writingnonfiction.htm UK site with loads of non-fiction writing scaffolds and prompts. 

http://www.teachingwithtlc.com/2008/03/tips-and-tricks-for-taking-tests.html Teaching TLC blog post with more tips to support and prepare students for tests. 

http://www.schoolhousetech.com/ School House Technology tool to create a range of teaching resources.  You can also have a peek at resources created by other teachers. 

http://www.wordle.net/ WORDLE is the original online word cloud creator.  It is free and still functional and easy enough for anyone to use. 

http://teachersites.schoolworld.com/webpages/ADyer/powerpointsadyer.cfm Ms Dyer creates powerpoints for her lessons and then posts them on this site for her students to access.  This is also a public site so there are some wonderful ready to go powerpoint presentations for test preparation and revision. 

Remember these are just the teacher sites.

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