Helpful Resources

January 30, 2007

A Little left over from last week...

Here is another website that has music: Sing-along Songs


Mission Statement: MarcoPolo is a partnership between teh Verizon Foundation and eight renowed educational organizations. These organizations develop discipline specific Web sites that feature standards-based educational resources for the classroom. The MarcoPolo site provides educational resources for teachers, students and trainers, as well as links to the content Partner sites.

Let's check out these sites:
MarcoPolo Homepage
MarcoPolo NY Homepage
ReadWriteThink Student Resources

Task 1 Find a Lesson or Activity

1. Use one of the above three website links to find a lesson or activity to use with your students.
2. Be prepared to share what you found and how you will use it in the classroom.

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is an excellent tool to use with students to create a newsletters, posters or brochures. Students can work alone, in teams or as a whole class to create and present content. Our tasks today today will involve creating either a newsletter, or brochure that a student or students would create in your class. Let's look at some directions and get started!!

Task 2: Create a Document with Publisher

1. Using Microsoft publisher create either a brochure or newsletter as a sample for your students.
2. Write at least one article or panel.
3. Include clip art.
4. Be creative!!
5. Have fun!!

If we have time we will tackle these websites. If not, there is always next week.
**Atomic Learning** is a web site of software tutorials. This web site can be used by you and your students.
You can find tutorials on Audacity, MicroSoft Office Products, and many other programs used in this course. Usernames and and passwords were given out on the first week of class.

**Filamentality** is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Internet, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities. In the end, you'll create a web-based activity you can share with others even if you don't know anything about HTML or serving web pages".
Filamentality is easy-to-use and offers many help pages.