1. Diggin' this blog! And the links for other great blogs!
Organic Green Doctor
2. Know How You Learn - Edutopia
3. SUPER Learning Disabilities site
4. A Mind at a Time - EXCELLENT!
All Kinds of Minds
also the complete works at internet public library
6. TEA's Q & A about the new STAAR student assessment
7. "Best of the the best blogs" about college
8. Education Pays! Ensuring Access and Equity
9. "Beautiful Brains"
10. clever logo/layout with quotes embedded
11. Tastes? Music, movies, shows, books, authors and games
recommendations. Thanks to one of my students!
12. Us News and Report ratings and rankings of colleges - also
take a college personality quiz, compare college stats, predict
college costs and search for scholarships
Search for Scholarships
13. Reading/word games
14. If we could end hatred, IMAGINE what we could do...
The RROC is "No Place For Hate"
No Place for Hate
15. How & Why We Read
English Crash Course
16. Austin Teen Book Festival - Sept 29, 2012 Palmer Events Center
Teen Book Festival
17. Latino USA
18. 10 Most-Memorable Graduation Speeches
Memorable Graduation Speeches
19. career site
20. another career site
Bureau of Labor
21. FABULOUSLY FUN VOCABULARY BUILDING SITE
22. Luis Alberto Urrea
23. Vocab U - check out the play-on-words faculty
24. college board - conduct a college search - register for the
practice questions, and apply online to more than 300 colleges -
for a "question of the day" to be emailed to you - how
cool is that?
25. Super Cool college Site Generation TX (gentx)
26. "Ponytail" Poem for Gabby Douglas
27. Stay positive!
28. According to a parent, " some enterprising women
mathematicians are creating crocheted coral reefs, showing
hyberbolic space through crochet." Who knew, huh?
29. RRISD grad/Hook Em
30. Poet, author, educator, Jenny Browne
31. Gay Straight Alliance
32. Interactive Literacy Tools - Read, Write, Think
Read. Write. Think.
33. Multiple Intelligence Snowflake
(activity on the bottom of this link)
34. Mr. Chalk - seriously! My guru, hero, muse... The only way
I'd agree to be a teenager again is to be in his Eng class.
35. Google docs in plain English
36. 100 Incredible Virtual Tours
37. FSU microscopy site for the Powers of Ten
Powers of Ten
39. jk livin
Matthew McConaughey's Foundation
40. High School Ace
High School Ace
41. Reality Check - How much does it REALLY cost to
support yourself after high school?
42. Poet Laureate Draft
43. "Is Our Children Learning Enough Grammar to Get Hired?"
Room for Debate
44. #44's Speech to Students
#44's Speech to Students
45. Library as Makerspace: Creating and Nurturing Communities of
46. The NaNoWriMo Project: The Birth of Student Novelists
The NaNoWriMo Project
47. LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain.
48. Love this ad. Love this message. Love teaching...and
49. My personal fave - Adora Svitak
50. Sekou Sundiata
51. Teacher Tube (Yep. YouTube for teachers!)
52. Perspective and Narrative Writing
Spend a day in my shoes...
Fact or Crap?
54. 100 Best. EVER. Teen Novels.
Best Teen Novels
55. Car Name Connotation
56. Puzzle-master Will Shortz
57. Another great word puzzle - check out the daily codebreaker
58. Texas Book Festival
Texas Book Festival
59. How to Write Dialogue that Matters: Lessons from Aaron Sorkin
60. "Reading is the inhale and writing is the exhale," says
Donalyn Miller, teacher-consultant with the North Star of Texas
The Book Whisperer
61. Money matters magazine for 20-somethings
62. free downloadable books for your MP3, computer, burn to a
Audio Classics - FREE
63. Steven King on writing ...and reading!
64. Voice in your writing - like the GEICO ads
65. Contest deadline Oct 15, 2012
66. Look it up - including a cool rhyming dictionary!
67. For My People Poem
"For My People"
68. Wanna make a zine? According to a parent, a zanny guy with
step-by-step instructions on how-to create, "a little magazine
on one sheet of paper--little 'zines, which is a neat way to make
a tiny book with art." Nominated for a 2007 YT Award!
69. Letter Generator
70. 50 mile-long canyon - 4 houses - organic & off-the-grid...
I wanna grow up to be a WWOOFer!
Montezuma Canyon Ranch
71. Are you smarter than a 17 year old?
Smarter than a 17 year old?
72. Super Ad Bowl - cool interactive from NY Times Education
Ads - NYTimes Interactive
73. Lovin' the optimistic classroom!
74. Lost in Translation?
75. Ghostbusters 1984 - Bad defined
"There's something very important I forgot to tell you..."
76. Check out Literature Resource Center and Teaching Books.net
on our Library Resources Online or this site recommended by one
of my students
77. SAT Prep Link
78. First write from the heart, and then write from your head.
79. You must check out http://bookscreening.com/
Verrry cool! Like a movie trailer, but for books!
80. NPR interview with author Walter Dean Myers
Walter Dean Myers
81. Knots On A Counting Rope, Thank You Mr. Falker, and other
stories read by Screen Actor's Guild celebs
82. Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles,
slogans and themes, tweets, even your love letters -- into a
visually stunning word cloud,
83. Wordle is a toy for generating word clouds from text that
84. “To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a
technological society, students need the ability to gather,
comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and
ideas, to conduct original research in order to answer questions
or solve problems, and to analyze and create a high volume and
extensive range of print and non-print texts in media forms old
and new.” – Common Core State Standards Initiative
Fact or Crap? Part II
85. "Would you rather...?" Cool decision-making game
"Zobmondo" - sample,
email a friend, submit your own zobmondo questions!
86. PTA Reflections 2013 Contest " Believe, Dream, Inspire!" -
deadline Nov 1 - Do it! Check out this RRISD wiki:
87. "Letters about Literature" Contest- To enter,
readers write a personal
letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre-- fiction or
contemporary or classic, explaining how that author's work
student's way of thinking about the world or themselves.
Letters About Literature
88. "Where I'm From Poem" and template
"Where I'm From"
89. POETRY SOCIETY OF TEXAS STUDENT AWARDS
submit your poetry!!!!!!
90. Neil Gaimans The Graveyard Book
Watch Neil Gaiman read The Graveyard Book on a 9-city video tour.
stop on the tour, Neil will read one chapter from The Graveyard
Beginning on October 1st, we will post the video readings daily.
By the end
of the tour, on October 9th, you will be able to watch the master
storyteller himself read The Graveyard Book in its entirety right
The Graveyard Book
91. Neil Gaiman reads his short story "Babycakes"
92. The Hero's Journey - interactive
93. Jobs- Jobs- Jobs
Jobs. Jobs. Jobs.
94. Lost Generation - check out this award-winning brilliant
Lost Generation? Nope!
95. "Need help getting your creative juices flowing? These
websites for creative writers offer grammar tips, writing
prompts, peer critiques and advice on getting published. Read on
to learn how you can strengthen your creative writing on the Web."
96. "Strangers" short film
97. Google-a-Day Puzzle
98. Common Core
99. John (DFTBA) Green..."Don't Forget To Be Awesome!"
100. Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to
engage students in learning.
100 Best Video Sites