Teacher Resources

This is where I will link to any random sites or resources I find. I forget things easily, so it is mainly for me. If it helps others, so much the better, right?
Principles of True Engagement in Middle School ELA Webinar - "Go Beyond 'Make It Fun'"
Alabama Insight Tool - New Searchable Course of Study Broken Down into Student-Friendly Language and Objectives with Links to Lesson Plan Ideas

Achieve the Core - National Website with Answers to the "But Where Do I Start?" Question

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make with iPads - They are wonderfully magical but often terribly misused machines.

The iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Lots of ideas for classroom use

Awesome Stories - Lots of nonfiction selections, searchable and separated into subject categories

Your Next Read - Provides students with book recommendations based on what they have already enjoyed reading

100 Words Every Middle School Student Should Know - Vocab pre-test to give you a starting point for vocab instruction (even individualized)

Zamzar - Turn YouTube videos into files saved on computer to avoid buffering issues.

KB...Konnected - Teacher resource blog I found that I really like (Seriously, go check it out!)

Working With Class Reports - Step-by-step guide to interpreting Global Scholar data

Performance Series Placement Indicators - Shows scoring ranges for all quartiles based on subject area and time of year

Interpreting Scores and Reports - Powerpoint presentation