Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Using WebQuests to Enhance Instruction

Using a WebQuest has proven to enhance instruction of students. It integrates technology by enabling students to use the World Wide Web to learn about a specific topic. It makes learning interesting for them, and allows them to explore selected areas in more depth, but within limits that you have selected. It is ideal for classes which combine students with different ability levels. It can further help students become creative researchers rather than simply “surfing” from one site to another.

If you haven’t created a WebQuest yet, why don't you visit the following web sites to learn more about creating your very own WebQuest!











Sunday, March 15, 2009

Resourceful Organization Websites

Resourceful online resources will undoubtedly make a difference as you try to meet the needs of ALL students. Visit the following organization websites to assist you with assessment, meaningful instruction, effective teaching strategies, ESL techniques, special education, diversity, early childhood education, educational technology, linguistics, literacy, content areas, and so much more!

Association for Childhood Education International – http://www.acei.org/

Center for Applied Linguistics - http://www.cal.org/

Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence - http://crede.berkeley.edu/

Council for Exceptional Children - http://www.cec.sped.org/

International Reading Association - http://www.ira.org/

International Society for Technology in Education National Education Technology Standards - http://cnets.iste.org/

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. – http://www.tesol.org/

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - http://www.nctm.org/

National Art Educators Association - http://www.naea-reston.org/

National Science Teachers Association - http://www.nsta.org/

National Council for Teachers of English - http://www.ncte.org/

National Council for Teachers of Social Studies - http://www.ncss.org/

National Business Education Association - http://www.nbea.org/

Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Institute - http://www.siopinstitute.net/

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences - http://www.aafcs.org/