Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rockin' Resources Linky!

Wowzers...I can't believe (or yes you probably can!) how busy we teachers can get throughout the school week.  I had such HUGE expectations for this little blog when Priscilla and I started it almost a year ago.  Well.... I am happy to say I am going to give blogging the ol' college try and really set aside time to share my daily classroom happenings and teacher inspirations.

So, why not start big and begin the rejuvenation with a Linky Party :)Kelley over at Teacher Idea Factory has begun a great Link Up for all of those teacher resources you can't live without.  Here are some of my favorites from this year:

Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board - SMART Exchange
I am a zealous Smart Board user and visit this website to download {FREE!} ready to go activities. It is super easy to search for certain concepts and I like the option to select multiple grade levels too!

View Student Browse

Discovery Education's United Streaming.  My school district has a subscription and we can instantly stream tons of videos...all kid friendly! Nope, no worrying about inappropriate ads or language, this is an easy go to for instructional videos.


Music! I love to sneak in Heidi's Songs, Jack Hartman, Intelli-Tunes, Dr. Jean and random itunes selections into our day.  It is such a fun way to jazz up-no pun intended :) to smooth transitions or energize a boring concept. Plus, I just had a dance loving class this year....they would work their little hearts out for a 1 minute dance party!

Apple ipad...
Okay this one is kind of cheating, but I recently found out I will be the proud owner of 3 new ipads for the upcoming school year and I KNOW I will use the heck out of them. I can't wait to discover what a great resource this is going to become!

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