An educational blog for teachers and students.

Fine arts hobbies
Posted on October 1, 2012 by Alan Haskvitz
Music teachers – this one’s for you!
It's no secret -- music teachers have one of the best jobs in a school!  They're able to surround themselves with all types of music and can often bring out a side of students their homeroom teacher doesn't get to see in the classroom.  Just in case you're looking for added content or resources to your lessons, make sure you check out all the great free websites that you can use with your students.  Some goodies on the list I put together include sites to explore instruments, study composers and even create your own music!  You can also read studies on the effects of music on child development.  Don't forget to bookmark this page for future lessons!

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Computers
Posted on April 19, 2012 by Alan Haskvitz
Skype: A You-Are-There Teaching Tool
As a teacher, I’m always on the lookout for lesson ideas and fresh material to serve up to my class.  I’ve used Skype on many occasions and I feel it is a great free tool to use to bring education to life in real time.  My class has talked to many different individuals, like writers and artists.  We’ve also Skyped with other classrooms across the country.  The list I put together is a great place to start if you’re looking for new ways of teaching using Skype and a new perspective on some of your current lessons.

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Computers
Posted on March 27, 2012 by Alan Haskvitz
Student at a Computer
Over the years, I’ve found sites that provide teachers with free video resources to help reach children in a variety of subject areas. They also can help provide remediation and/or accelerated learning opportunities. A lot of internet sites offer such materials, but only a few are directed at K-12 educators without charge. This list contains the best sites I could find.

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Social studies
Posted on March 1, 2012 by Alan Haskvitz
Make the most of maps
I vividly remember looking through all the maps in my textbooks when I was in school and feeling curious yet disconnected from the reality of the places I saw.  Being a teacher now, my students and I can look at maps on the internet, and instantly it's an interactive journey that really brings geography to life.  Not to mention all the ways you can interweave other subjects into your geography lessons.   Click inside to see my site recommendations for students of all ages.

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