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THIS MONTH'S FEATURED
- Looking for information and resources on various strategies? This
site contains a list of instructional strategies, valuable links,
resources, downloads and more. Highlighted:
KWL, Literature Circles, Guided Reading, Story Mapping, Book Talks,
of the Puzzle – Information and resources
on Assessment and Evaluation, Rubrics, Portfolios, and Performance
Resource Development - These Web-Based
Resources have been developed by classroom teachers from various school
divisions, working with help from Saskatchewan Learning as part of
the Web-Based Learning Resource Development (WBLRD) initiative. This
initiative was funded by the eLearning Advisory Committee of the Saskatchewan
Educational Technology Consortium. Resource development was supported
by Saskatchewan Learning. The majority
of the resources support instruction using Saskatchewan K-12 curricula.
A number of the resources have been developed to support teacher professional
development. There are both English-language and French-language resources
available. The WBLRD resources
may be used "as is", but teachers are encouraged to download the resources
and make modifications to them to meet specific instructional needs.
you to have
a quick look at the resources as they are based on Saskatchewan Curriculum objectives
and they are ready for immediate use in the classroom!
Portal - Web-based resources to
support the Psychology 20 and 30 curriculum.
September Resources - Great lesson
plans and ideas to get everyone off to a good start. Check back often
as more resources will be added throughout the month.
Suggestions for Using The
Resources in the Classroom:
using a digital projector to project the multimedia items for entire
class viewing (Flash movies, interactive tours, graphing activities,
- Many of the
sites have printable resources for students and teacher facilitated
- Send home
website addresses connected to your classroom topics in your newsletters
or list them on your classroom websites. Parents and students can
explore the sites from home.
assigning websites for additional practice, a place to begin research,
or as an enrichment activity.
- Use online
resources as CARE partner activities.
Web Sites for
Teachers and Students
- Understanding Critical
Thinking - Introduction
to The Critical Thinking Consortium (TC2) conception of
critical thinking – by Roland Case and LeRoi
Seriously the Teaching of Critical Thinking - by
Roland Case & Ian
a Route Toward Differentiated Instruction by Carol Ann Tomlinson
- A great article to help clarify the difference between
differentiated activities and purposeful differentiated
- The Differentiated
Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners by Carol Ann
Tomlinson - Read four sample
chapters of this book online to help refine practice.
Instruction – This site features a collection of resources
that help classroom teachers adjust their teaching process to their
New Eyes: Ideas for More Effective Teaching in a Multicultural
Environment - Respecting the diversity among your
Literacy Needs in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms -
This website describes how understanding and respecting the array of
different cultures and languages represented in their classrooms helps
educators adopt strategies for teaching literacy that will encourage and
support student achievement.
Instruction That Works with English Language Learners – Read sample
chapters from this book. This book is intended to offer help for
elementary school teachers who have English language learners in their
classrooms for all or part of the instructional day and is based on the
work of Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock, Classroom Instruction That
the Right Questions: Teachers’ Questions can Build Students’ English
Language Skills -
Teachers can increase
their skills in targeting classroom questions to students by using an
action research strategy.
Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History – (also available
in French) A fabulous website that shows what it's really like to
"do history". Developed by professional historians, the site urges users
to examine primary sources and secondary interpretations on historical
mysteries in order to come to their own conclusions and solve the
Lessons: Applications of Mathematics - Shows math
being used in "the real world." This site, developed by the Ministry of Education
of the Government of British Columbia, helps students to see the
usefulness of taking math courses by linking the lessons to specific
occupations that use the skills that students are
the Human body - This interactive exhibit from National Geographic
looks at all organs and functions. How many times does a heart beat in
an average lifetime? Which organ is the largest in the human body? Find
out here, with many related resources for students in grade six and
Basics - How does the
brain accomplish the complex task of learning? Explore more about how
the brain works to improve learning and
- LearniT. Nortel
offers free, educator-created and classroom-tested technology tutorials for teachers and
students. These short videos
(about four minutes each) are a quick way to get up to speed
in specific technology concepts. The videos provide the basic “getting
started” steps and concrete examples, and are ideal for individual
learning or use in a classroom setting. Some of the topics include
Digital Audio; Digital Ethics; Imaging; Online Safety; PowerPoint
Presentations; Video Production; and Web Content Creation.
- Strategies for
Empowering Students – A teacher-friendly site providing classroom
activity exercises geared to building character education. The lessons
are divided into three sections: primary, intermediate, and upper level.
If you would
like to contribute websites, lesson plans or ideas on how you have used
resources in your classroom, send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
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