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Teacher Toolbox:

Resource Links

 

These aren't your typical Teacher Resources.

Just like our Professional Development for Educators, Teaching as a Performing Art, we offer unique and engaging links to inspire and educate!

An Education World article on teachers using amplified sound in the classroom.

Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture is an inspirational example of dynamic teaching from a dying college professor in his last lecture.

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.

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.

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

Crash Course and Crash Course Kids is a free online video channel heavily researched, taught in a fun way, and offers free curriculum with every episode. 

Poet Martin Estrada challenges expectations and prejudices in his piece entitled "Rednecks."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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