Julie Owen

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Technology Implementation Project PowerPoint

Technology Implementation Project Web Quest: http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/webafricaji.html

Web Quest Update: I have finished my web quest on Africa ant it is now on the web! My cooperating teacher really likes it and I've sent it to my Grafton technology guru, Christine Pregler, for her approval. My lesson plans for the three days I plan to use the webquest are above - Day 1: slpafrica1, Day 2: slpafrica2, Day 3:africaslp3. Days 1 and 2 are for the web quest, creating the flyer, and preparing for the oral presentation. Day 3 are group oral presentations. I'm really excited about teaching with technology to introduce my unit, which I begin on Feb. 28th.

Because York County has just blocked wikispaces.com, I can no longer use my webquest on this page. I am now in the process of putting my webquest on another space, which I am doing on http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil. I am currently putting my sites onto a hot list that I can turn into a webquest. The webquest on wikispaces is an overview of what I'm going to do with the introduction to Africa; however, there also will be four additional groups on Achebe, Things Fall Apart, and a travel plan to Nigeria. The students will create a flier as written documentation and also present orally to the rest of the class (using the jigsaw-type of group activity). I plan to implement my technology with my tenth grade world literature class during the first two weeks of March.

A New Teacher's Online Guide to the Universe

from http://www.teachersfirst.com/index.cfm
While on first glance, Teachers First seems to be more directed at an elementary teacher audience, it is a good source of information for beginning teachers.

Robert Anderson's "Notes to My Daughter, the New English Teacher": http://www.teachersfirst.com/getsource.cfm?id=7591
Andreson provides great tips for beginning teachers. They are both practical and optimistic, yet essential, ideas.

Translating TeenSpeak: http://www.teachersfirst.com/getsource.cfm?id=7708
This translator is very thorough for staying up-to-date with our students' slang from IM and txt msgs.

from http://www.4teachers.org/
This website has very user-friendly helps for teachers.

RubiStar: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
RubiStar is an excellent (and free) resource for teachers to be able to create their own rubrics easily.

Poster Project: http://poster.4teachers.org/
Poster Project is an easy (and free) way for students to create posters and short reports online; it allows for easy access by teachers and students.
This collection of lesson plans is easily searchable and collaborative among the worldwide community.

This website has an extensive list of websites arranged by subject area. The English websites include a variety of poetry, children's literature, booktalks, and classic literature.

Discovery.com has a good collection of lesson plans on this website.

AT&T provides an exhaustive list of annotated links regard English (high school on this particular page).

http://www.eduhound.com/cat.cfm?subj=Language Arts
Edhound's List of language arts links is also very useful and divided by topics.

This site is a handy guide on using technology in the classroom.

More good websites about technology in the classroom are on this page.

There are good articles on innovating teaching on this website.