Sunday, June 18, 2006

Teacher Resources or Resources for Educating the Educators

The following is a list of selected resources. This list would help the teachers in their continuing education process, as well as in being abreast of whats up and new in the profession.

Theory and Teaching Resources:

  • Study Guides and Strategies, by Joe Landsberger [revised June 02, 2006]
    The Study Guides and Strategies web site is authored, developed and maintained by Joe Landsberger as an educational public service. These student guides are collaboratively maintained across institutional and national boundaries, and last revised June 02, 2006 . Permission is granted to freely copy, adapt, and distribute individual Study Guides in print format in non-commercial educational settings that benefit learners. No request to link to the Web site is necessary. Please be aware that the Guides welcome, and are under, continuous review and revision. For that reason, reproduction of all content on the Internet can only be with permission through a licensed agreement.
  • Articles: Information & Technology
    About this source: Majority of the articles reproduced here are digests... These digests are in the public domain and may be freely distributed and reproduced...
  • Teaching & Teacher Education
    About this source: Majority of the articles reproduced here are digests... These digests are in the public domain and may be freely distributed and reproduced...
  • Online Teacher Resource
    About: As a web portal, offers a wide variety of free resources intended to bring educators into the world of teaching with technology. It provides links to valuable and useful information relative to current and best practices in the field of education. A large variety of free classroom materials and support tools are also available.
    Note: here you will also find 'GENERATE-CONCEPT WEB' tool.
    This site provides one way to access the ERIC Digests (education articles) produced by the former ERIC Clearinghouse system.
  • Learning outcomes and instructional objectives: is there a difference? By: Harden, R.M.. Medical Teacher, Mar2002, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p151-155, [Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee, UK.]
    Abstract: Learning outcomes are broad statements of what is achieved and assessed at the end of a course of study. The concept of learning outcomes and outcome-based education is high on today's education agenda. The idea has features in common with the move to instructional objectives which became fashionable in the 1960s, but which never had the impact on education practice that it merited.
  • Learning Communities. Peer Mentor Handbook & Resources [pdf]
    2006- 2007
  • Brown University - King Faisal School Partnership Web Site. Education / Lesson Plans / Multicultural Resources for Preschool Teachers
  • Lesson Plans at LibraryInstruction.Com
  • The Lesson Plan Library offers kindergarten, elementary, middle school and high school lesson plans

    Practice (or hands-on-learning) Resources:
  • [ppt] Bibliographic Instruction, Mohamed Taher, 2005
  • [pdf] The Six A’s for Evaluating Web Content, Mohamed Taher, 2006
  • [ppt] Five Tips to Buy a Book, Mohamed Taher, 2006
  • [ppt] Blog As A Teaching Tool, Mohamed Taher, 2006
  • Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
    Paradigm is an interactive, menu-driven, online writer's guide and handbook written in HTML and distributed freely over the WWW. It uses hypertext structure to create a web of links and text frames that you can navigate quickly and easily by clicking your desired choice.
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques
    A word from the site: Classroom Assessment is a simple method faculty can use to collect feedback, early and often, on how well their students are learning what they are being taught. The purpose of classroom assessment is to provide faculty and students with information and insights needed to improve teaching effectiveness and learning quality.
  • Classroom Assessment, Sample Form: The Minute Paper
    About this technique: The Minute Paper is the single most commonly used classroom assessment technique.
  • Lesson Plan for Market Research
  • Lesson Plans - Points of View in the News
    Overview:This lesson will help students sort through the myriad points of view offered on the Internet and evaluate the sources and purposes of news articles and Web sites. Students will read articles from National Geographic News and answer questions describing each article's source, purpose, and viewpoint.
  • Lesson Plans at LibraryInstruction.Com
    This site contains library instruction lesson plans, articles about library instruction, a large library instruction bibliography, and links to library instruction resources. This site also includes material relating to information literacy.
  • Six Common Mistakes in Writing Lesson Plans (and what to do about them), Dr. Bob Kizlik, Updated May 3, 2006
    About: Successful teachers are invariably good planners and thinkers. They didn't get that way overnight. The road to success requires commitment and practice, especially of those skills involved in planning lessons, activities, and managing classroom behavior. Planning lessons is a fundamental skill all teachers must develop and hone, although implementation of this skill in actual teaching can, and usually does, take some time. Being able to develop an effective lesson plan format is a core skill for all who teach. So let's begin at the beginning.
  • TESL : Lesson Preparation Tools
  • TEACHING SIMULATION USING CASE STUDIES Proceedings of the 2000 Winter Simulation Conference
  • Tools for teaching simulation, integrating modelling and data analysis in teaching discrete event simulation
  • Presentation Resources
  • 'Fifty Writing Tools: What's in Store'. and the wandering woman writes:
    They are yours to peruse until July 1. In their place will appear something now: Writing Tools -- The Blog. I'll use the blog to discuss examples of the writing tools, both old and new, and to create new ways to guide and inspire writers. more from the Poynter Online

  • Library Of Congress Classification Lesson Plan
  • Tutorials for Library Research Courses
  • Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Tools and Software
  • Knowledge Organization Interactive Lab
    Cataloging rules 101
    MARC tutorial
    XML tutorial

  • see my previous post on this subject: Minds-On-Activities in Training Library Technicians
  • Quiz Lab
    a) Create your own online quizzes or select from our huge library of teacher-created quizzes
    b) Save time with automatic scoring and recording
    c) Assess and track student progress More Quiz guidelines, help, etc.
  • Using Simulations to Teach Negotiation: Pedagogical Theory and Practice MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
  • Creating Online Tutorials with Wink
    Online tutorials, aka Screencasting
    Wondering what, exactly, we're talking about? A screencast is worth a thousand words....Here are a few examples of screencasts, also called online tutorials.
    PubMed: Search for an Author (from the National Library of Medicine)
    Refworks Tutorials (from RefWorks)
    Benchmarking: Combining Author and Address Searching in Web of Science (from me)

    See also:
  • Online Tutorials - Information Literacy @ Google
  • Google: Teacher Resources and higher education.
  • Professional Education Sites
  • Recommended Reading Lists in Educational Technology (ET)
  • Powerpoint bad for brains - Menace of slideware

    woman wandering said...

    Did you know of this site?

    I receive these 'Quick Resource' emails. Very useful and you can contact the people here:

    Mohamed Taher said...

    Hello Dr. Diane Mackey (aka Wandering Women):
    I am really thankful to you for this great piece of info.

    I am updating my blog to add this info.

    What do you think about my post for the Teachers. Do you see any benefit in the categories I made (theory, hands on practice, and minds-on-activities).

    Keep visiting.
    Best, Mohamed