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Educational Rap Music
Students love learning to music and I have found several of these educational raps an excellent addition to the classroom. Since I teach science I have only used their science CD but they have a social studies and math one as well. The music is geared toward middle schoolers (in terms of concepts) but my fourth graders love it and any concept that we don't cover it gives me an opportunity to touch on it. My favorites? The Lab Safety Song, The Water Cycle Song, Layers of the Earth, and Sun Earth Moon. Songs can be individually downloaded (you do not need to buy the entire CD).
Math Songs - Rockin the Standards
Hands down the BEST math CD for the math classroom. Designed for students in third, fourth and fifth grade this CD is really outstanding. It is rocking music and not the baby stuff you tend to get when implementing music in the classroom. Alot of the songs have arm movements so you really need to look on their site for the instructions to make the songs more effective. Songs include, Mean Mode Median, The Place Value Rap, Triangle Song, etc. You can look up some of their videos on YouTube by typing in Rockin the Standards. This is a MUST HAVE for any math classroom.
Teacher Resources - Mr. I (Ohio - 6th Grade Science)
Sixth grade teacher Mr. I in Ohio has put together a comprehensive list of interactive science websites. Other areas to look at on his site include his Professional Websites for Educators.
Technology and Teaching
Social network for teachers interested in collaborative technologies in education.
Good Stuff on the Web
This site lists a number of useful links for teachers such as how to podcast tutorials, comic strip generators, problem solving games, websites that focus on creativity, etc...
Write a book online
Great site for students to create their own stories online using story prompts and guides. Students can then illustrate and add to the stories. All student work can be ordered as a published book. Discounted rates for educators.
Science Notebooking Blog
This is a blog I started to track what I was doing/learning using interactive notebooks in the classroom. Lots of pictures!
Digital Blooms Taxonomy for Technology
Great site that embraces technology in the classroom. Revised Blooms Taxonomy for the digital era. Love the blogging rubric.
Mr. Cooley's Teacher Resources
Great list of teacher resources (particularily like the flow chart notes).
Commercial Free Radio
This is a great site to listen to commercial free radio. You can indicate your favorite artist and they create a radio station for you that plays music with similar artists. My favorite is Norah Jones. I put this on afterschool and it plays through my interactive white board sound system. I love it!
Enter the complete book title or ISBN number and get a complete reference for it. Excellent for teachers going back to school who have to quickly and accurately create a list of references for a reserach paper.
Free Tools for Teachers
Wow! A wonderfully comprehensive site with lots of links to free stuff for teachers from interactive timeline to quiz generators.
Online Spelling Program
Click here for an online spelling program where you can create word lists that students can access online at home. The program tests students, helps them study, and creates games around vocabulary lists.
Free Timeline Generator
Check out this new free timeline generator online at Time Toast. What a great way to incorporate technology into a social studies lesson.
Create Online Tutorials
ScreenToaster is a free web-based screen recorder designed to capture screen activity in real-time to rapidly create and share tutorials, demos, training, lectures and more.
Click here to find templates on everything from field trip forms to newsletters.
Teacher Resources - Mrs. Gannon
This is a great link to a comprehensive list of teacher resources as put together by Mrs. Gannon at Lady's Island Middle School (6th Grade Humanities). She does extensive and impressive notebooking in her classes.
Teacher Resources - Cory Tressler
Fabulous site that list a TON of useful websites for teachers, students and educators. A link and a brief review of the sites educational applicability is featured.
Mrs. Heaton's Website
Beaufort County School District
2510 Mossy Oaks Rd.
Beaufort, SC 29902