Educational podcasting for teaching and learning

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… quality podcasts from over 360 carefully selected podcast channels for educational use – ideal for teaching and learning activities with children, young people and educational professionals.

Cities Around the World

“over 6,100 photographic images from the slide collections of the American Geographical Society Library.” Search, or browse by city or country, by Views, Architecture, City and Town Life, by People, or by the 100 cities with the most photos.

Geometry from AMATYC

Along with their substantial instructional resources, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) has worked to place valuable mathematical materials online to aid both teachers and students. This particular site contains links discovered and vetted by George Alexander, who works on behalf of the AMATYC. Here visitors will find links to materials that can be used to teach students about the fundamentals of geometry, including plane motion, polyhedras, symmetry, and tessellations. In total, there are links to 33 resources here, and suggestions for new materials are always welcome.

Open-content learning portal

A new online content resource center, formally launched March 9 by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), will make more than 8,000 classroom materials available to teachers, faculty, and learners worldwide, at no cost. In the weeks before its public launch, more than 10,000 people reportedly visited the newly created OER (Open Educational Resources) Commons … Full Story

Creating a Literate College Community

Marj Kirkland outlines the process of one school’s approach to form a Whole School Literacy Plan. The plan focuses on the effectiveness of existing literacy initiatives and how it can further improve literacy outcomes for all students in the years ahead.
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Educational Coloring

Pictures Educational images and coloring pictures for teachers in primary school. Categories include animals, buildings, cultures, space travel, holidays, time, and transport.

DrawingNow – how to draw tutorials
Learn how to draw with step by step drawing tutorials. Includes Manga art, cartoons and 3D drawing.

Famundo for Organizations – FREE online calendar and file library

Famundo is the central hub for your organization’s scheduling and document storage where members can get an easy to read, holistic view of everything that is going on within your organization.
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Learning to read in Australia
This paper from the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia outlines what is known on the process of learning to read, and reports on the Australian national survey of children’s reading levels and of classroom practices in the teaching of reading. The review concluded that for any reading program to be effective, it must include throughout its first two or three years extensive systematic explicit instruction in synthetic phonics. This paper summarizes what has been done so far in response to the 2005 review.