Teacher’s Toolbox: Resource Links

 Jack Black Honors his HS Drama Teacher – Debbie Devine! with Farmer’s Insurance Thank a Million Teachers campaign.

http://www.24thstreet.org/arts-education/thank-a-million-teachers/

Trying to get beyond the self-aggrandizing essays of the past, new college application questions aim to probe more deeply and reveal the student’s personality.

From LA Times 12/19/2012: New college application questions encourage creative thinking

A live satellite view of the earth, not a photo of earth, but a live view of it.  You can rotate it or move to another part of the world to see if it’s day or night there, or check out the condition of polar ice caps. What better way to share perspective with your students than to check in with a LIVE view of the planet we’re living on.
http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/Earth?imgsize=320&opt=-l&lat=29.5833&ns=North&lon=116.958&ew=West&alt=363442&img=learth.evif

A great educational resource from our partners at Farmers.  It has many educational documentaries and study guides, including our Enter Stage Right program.  All programs are free for teachers.
Www.Gofarmersed.com

An Education World article on teachers using amplified sound in the classroom.
http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues/issues242.shtml

Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture is an inspirational example of dynamic teaching from a dying college professor in his last lecture.
http://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture/

The Fun Theory was an experiment in Sweden to see if people would change their habits in order to have more fun.  It’s a great example of why teachers need to make learning fun for their students.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXh2n0aPyw

The most watched TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

A website that provides world statistics updated in real-time in categories ranging from world population to stats about energy and water consumption.
www.worldometers.info

Wordle is an online tool that allows you to easily create word clouds. You can customize the color scheme, font, and layout with just a few clicks.
www.wordle.net

Quoto is an online directory of more than 150,000 inspirational quotes.
www.quoto.com

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