weareteachers:

This is awesome. Periodic table created by student collages of each element.   http://owl.li/A44tE

weareteachers:

This is awesome. Periodic table created by student collages of each element.   http://owl.li/A44tE

Fun Back-to-School Lesson: Invite Students to Show Their Expertise

weareteachers:

If you’re planning your back-to-school lessons, consider inviting students to share how they are experts on a chosen topic.

Your students will discover that each of their peers has something unique to contribute to the classroom. They will show off their expertise, learn about their classmates’…

TMC Display: Graphic Novels

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Check out the TMC’s display featuring Graphic Novels! From original stories to adaptations of classics to historical content, graphic novels cover a wide variety of material… and they make reading fun! If you have reluctant or struggling readers in your classroom, graphic novels can catch their interest.

Featured titles in the display are from a variety of levels and topics (feel free to grab them off the shelf):

  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula, adapted by Tim Mucci, writer, Ben Caldwell, penciller/colorist, Bill Halliar, inker.
  • Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by K.G. Campbell
  • Gandhi written by Jason Quinn ; illustrated by Sachin Nagar
  • Gettysburg : the graphic novel by C.M. Butzer.
  • Laika by Nick Abadzis
  • Maus by Art Spiegelmen  
  • Meanwhile by Jason Shiga.
  • Persepolis by Marjene Satrapi
  • Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
  • Smile by Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Stephanie Yue.
  • The Arrival by Shaun Tan
  • The Odyssey : a graphic novel by Gareth Hinds.
  • T-minus : the Race to the Moon by Jim Ottaviani ; [illustrated by] Zander Cannon, Kevin Cannon.
  • To Dance: A Memoir by Siena Cherson Siegel

Welcome back and introducing new Wednesday features! (On Monday)

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Welcome, new and returning students and faculty (and all other followers), to TMC Outside the Box! As your TMC Librarian, I want to keep you connected with the Teaching Materials Center and beyond as you go forth on your journey to become educators. Featured posts are taken from all over the world of education, on all topics and grade levels. Learn about technology, get great tips for lesson plans or check out some awesome children’s and YA literature.

You can also follow TMC Outside the Box on Twitter!

This academic year, I’ll be featuring some awesome materials from the collection on Wednesdays: the Ellison Die Cuts (available for use in the Inspiration Station), the puppet collection, and the Jackdaws (primary source packets). Suggested books will be included as well… So stay tuned!

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get-educated:

JUST as important as learning to cite a paper, being a good digital citizen is a MUST in the world today.
This image puts “things” found on the internet in a more meaningful context… 

get-educated:

JUST as important as learning to cite a paper, being a good digital citizen is a MUST in the world today.

This image puts “things” found on the internet in a more meaningful context… 

from-student-to-teacher:

I love this idea from Blair Turner on zooming in on a number line. This is a great idea for the beginning of the year when we’re really focusing on place value (or whenever you do place value). {http://one-lesson-at-a-time.blogspot.com/2014/04/zooming-in-on-number-line.html}

from-student-to-teacher:


I love this idea from Blair Turner on zooming in on a number line. This is a great idea for the beginning of the year when we’re really focusing on place value (or whenever you do place value). {http://one-lesson-at-a-time.blogspot.com/2014/04/zooming-in-on-number-line.html}

(via little-miss-student-teacher)

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking

revolutionizeed:

Saving this for the first days of school…

(via little-miss-student-teacher)

bookriot:

Stamps from around the world honoring kid lit. Check ‘em out!

(via libraryjournal)

weareteachers:

Our latest teacher review is for this anti-bullying game with a Chutes and Ladders format.  A good tool for K-4. 
Read the review at http://ow.ly/zyCff

weareteachers:

Our latest teacher review is for this anti-bullying game with a Chutes and Ladders format.  A good tool for K-4. 

Read the review at http://ow.ly/zyCff