Feel free to peruse attached documents plus add helpful educator web sites
. Annenberg Classroom National Constitution Center for Education and Research The Case for Authentic Assessment by Grant Wiggins for ERIC Critically Analyzing Information Sources How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography (Tinkerplots -- Develop Students' Understanding
Of Data, Numbers, and Graphs.) (A simple way to bring kids to the Internet for a good reason, a way to feed their minds and . . . to feed a whole lot of people . . . helping fight world hunger, one grain of rice at a time.) (Play bowwow trivia, and the web site sponsors will feed kibble to animal shelter hungry dogs and cats.) and
Lisa’s contribution
A great website with lots and lots of free graphic organizers for downloading Megan W's excellent suggestion
Gretchen R's online unit -- excellent! secondary language arts wiki for student use (takes on similarities to WebQuest docs) 21st Century Skills List Systems Thinking in Schools allows you to create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! No signup, no passwords, no charge! from Connie M. Solve a Problem, Toss a Coin, Toss a Coin to Get a Yes or No answer -- from Connie M. Excellent articles for K12 educators, parents, students, classroom assistants and many others. Check out How to 10 Tips for New Teacher Survival Your first year of teaching is exciting and often rewarding, but it can also lead to burnout! Many first year teachers struggle to balance work life and home life. New teachers also worry about how well their students will do and wonder if they will ever earn the respect of their administrators and peers. Here are ten tips to help you survive and thrive in your first year of teaching.

**** - Gliffy is free web based diagram software. Create and share flowcharts, network diagrams, floorplans, user interface designs and other drawings online with the Gliffy diagram. - Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. Check out the screenshots page to see excellent examples of what you can do with Paint software and, best of all, it's FREE!!!

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