Monthly Archives: November 2011
You can use Zamzar, a free web service, to download YouTube videos from your home internet connection and bring them back to school on your laptop, flash drive, iPod or DVD.
I came across this Website from University of California where they share many great resources for high school teachers and students. These courses are intended to supplement a teachers instructional delivery in traditional courses and help students better learn the subject matter. The courses offered include:
In addition to these open courses, this Website also offer virtual labs on AP Biology and AP Environmental Science.
If you’re looking for an exciting new literacy activity why not start a daily 20-minute comic strip segment during which your students create a comic diary about something they learned or read or experienced that day? Creating such daily comix diaries provides a way for students to digest and integrate key material that they are taught as well as to reflect on their lives and experiences. And what better way for all students, including English Language Learners, to improve writing, reading and storytelling skills!
To help educators, MakeBeliefsComix.com, the free online comic strip generator, has launched a Daily Comix Diary Page offering many ideas at http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Daily-Comix-Diary/
Most important, the 20-minute-a-day daily comix diary challenge offers students the chance to become creators as they find their voice, rather than just passive learners. What better gift can you give them?