Cyber Monday May 15th 2012

So every Monday I meet with my elementary teachers and I share 5-10 resources with them that I have found or we talk about possible ideas they want to implement. I figured I would do a quick blog post recording these so they can go back and see what we went over in case they miss it.

With summer approaching soon I wanted to share some resources that were geared towards summer learning and keeping kids involved and excited to learn.

Reading rockets is a website dedicated to promoting reading amongst young students. Here is an article about getting out this summer and doing educational activities: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/23428/

As I was researching fun things to do over the summer I found PBS has a parent website with ideas for parents to support their student learning. http://www.pbs.org/parents

Read Write Think is a website maintained by the IRA (International Reading Association) and has several lesson plans, activities as well as some parent and after school resources: http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/

Sparktop is an interactive website full of learning activities and games. From their website: “SparkTop.org – where no two brains think alike – is a place where kids who learn differently can create awesome stuff … play great games … connect with other kids … and discover new ways to succeed in school and in life.”  http://www.sparktop.org/intro.html

Even though the show is off air now, the website is still live with several activities that students can enjoy over the summer. Take a look at the Zoom website: http://pbskids.org/zoom

Make Take Teach is a website full of lesson ideas as well as ideas for creating games and resources to use in the classroom. http://blog.maketaketeach.com/

Kaboom is an online tool to find playgrounds as well as find grant opportunities for building playgrounds. http://kaboom.org/

TJ Houston

TJ Houston

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