"A California high-school math teacher is hoping to reach additional students by posting more than 500 of his videotaped classroom lessons on YouTube. Robb also gives his students the opportunity to preview his lessons on YouTube through computers or iPod Touch devices in the classroom."
Forward this link to Algebra and Calculus teachers in your school.
The Central Okanagan Teacher Librarians' Association (COTLA) is proud to be sponsoring the 2010 British Columbia Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA) conference, October 21-22. The conference will be hosted at Kelowna Secondary School (1079 Raymer Avenue, Kelowna). In addition to a comprehensive conference itinerary and social events, there will be three keynote addresses:
* Dr. Jamie McKenzie will outline the exciting new roles of the 21st centure teacher-librarian and talk about the stance, attitude and strategies required to turn challenge into opportunity
* Well known television personality, Dr. Art Hister, will talk about taking care of your health so that you can live with more energy, more happiness, and less stress, and
* The "Disruptive Innovators" (Donna DesRoches and Carlene Walter) will discuss how social media has redefined the role or the teacher-librarian.
With 31 distinct sessions covering everything from 21st century libraries and technologies, to the art of writing and the culture of reading, the conference promises to be of interest to a wide range of teaching professionals. For more information on the conference, its sessions, and registration procedures, visit the conference site at www.cotla.sd23.bc.ca .
"The night before his right leg was amputated, Terry Fox read about an amputee who ran the New York City Marathon. The article inspired Terry's Marathon of Hope, an incredible cross-Canada run on an artificial leg to raise money for cancer research. Terry was forced to end his run when his cancer returned. He died on June 28, 1981, but his legacy lives on in the annual Terry Fox Run."
Radio and TV clips for your immersion or FSL classes.
Mets typiques du Canada (Période : 1967 - 2004)
"D'inspiration française, britannique, américaine ou amérindienne, la cuisine typique du Canada s'adapte aux saisons. Chaque région compte ses recettes uniques, concoctées avec des produits locaux. De la tourtière au pain banique, du sucre d'érable à la poutine, le folklore culinaire local charme bien des gourmands."
The OSU "Curriculum Materials" website is full of resources for teachers interested in creating an online listening corner. The first part of the page describes how to create a class webpage, and down below are many links to online audio resources.
The Canada Remembers Program of Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) encourages youth to take an active part in remembrance learning, activities and events within their schools and communities. All VAC learning resources are free of charge, and available in both official languages.
"It may be a little tricky explaining what fluency is to a group of third-graders; but they can recognize it when they hear it. Working with teacher Lisa Gregory's students in their Houston, Texas, classroom, Debbie introduces the concept of fluency and gives them a rubric so they can self-assess and score their fluency on a four-step scale. To help students become conscious of what fluent and not-so fluent readers sound like, Debbie reads passages, modeling the four levels of fluency contained in the rubric."
"When teachers and students first learn about digital stories, they often focus on the bells and whistles: images, music, sound effects, and so on. To Lisa Miller, a good digital story -- like any good story--is all about the writing. In Make Me a Story, Lisa shows how to use digital stories to lead students through all phases of the writing process, from planning to revising and editing."
Ever come across an author's name you can't pronouce? Or have to give a booktalk and you're not sure how to say the author's last name? Gayle Hodur has assembled a list with phonetic spellings to solve your problem!
Here's an example:
Kjelgaard, Jim (author of Big Red)
Pronounced KYEL-gard (first syllable is like "yell" preceeded by a hard k; second is like the first part of "garden")