Compiled Links and Resources for Mini-geekfest Monday, October 10th, 2011

URL for logging into our Mini-geekfest live sessions on Blackboard Collaborate: OR (both take you to the same place)

Full Blackboard Collaborate recording link for tonight's show if you'd like to watch it again or share it with friends:

Shortened URL for Blackboard Collaborate Recording:

Chat log from recording: (links and tools shared during the session have been added to this wiki and the Livebinder)

LiveBinder link for tonight's resources:

Survey link for tonight's webinar: Whether you participate live or view the recording you may complete the survey and request a 1-hour professional development certificate.

Next show: Monday, November 14th, 2011 6:00pmPDT/9:00pmEDT

Peggy George will be joining us tonight, but, not as a moderator. She is recovering from back surgery. I am sure you join me when I say we all wish her the best and hope for a speedy recovery

Kim's Resources and Links for September 12, 2011

The Teaching Channel
From the website...
Everyone has a story about a remarkable teacher.
At Teaching Channel we believe what makes teachers inspiring is how they became experts -- the hours and years they've dedicated to improving their craft to benefit their students And because we know teaching is not one-size-fits-all, we tailored our technology so you can find what works best for you.

Our mission is to capture their technique on video so that all teachers -- new or seasoned -- have a place to find inspiration. Of course you could just learn back and admire great stories, but we also provide tools to take a few notes, trade ideas and even build your own personal workspace.

Over 5900 teachers have contributed to this site! covering all subject areas grades k-12.

Google Forms with Amanda Dahl
Amanda Dahl is a Middle School Technology teacher who is a leader in the Madison School District in Google Docs.

Recently she taught a Google Forms CATNIP class. It was such a big hit she was asked to present the same class at a local AzTEA conference.

You will, most definitely, want to bookmark this site!

Toy Theater
From the website....
What is Toy Theater?
Toy Theater is a collection of early learning activities. An eclectic "Theater" of learning toys, it is a safe place to play and learn.
Who is Toy Theater aimed at?
Toy Theater is aimed at both preschool and primary school age children but is open to people of all ages, even you.
Does Toy Theater cost anything?
No! Toy Theater is free for everyone. We display ads supplied by Google to generate revenue to support the site.
$10 per year fee to use site without ads - such a deal!

Mrs. Gebauer’s Website
Cautionary note....this website is addictive!

Mrs. Gerbauer has put together an incredible treasure chest of resources primary (focus is 2nd grade) resources.

The link provided above is for the Word Work/Spelling area.

Though there is much to explore, I limited myself to the first 2 sections of Making Words. This brought up a Harcourt interactive site. This is another site you are going to want to bookmark!

From the website...
"Interactives" provides educators and students with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students' skills in a variety of curricular areas.

Amazing Space

Bill Nye, the Science Guy
  • Bill Nye eCards - seriously? Yes, seriously.
  • "Consider the following" - do you remember this from his TV show?
  • Home Demos
  • Episode Guides
  • Video Segments
  • Articles
  • Archives
  • And more...