Monday, January 3, 2011

Resources you might find of interest - Middle Web
(sample of some of the resources/links)

Teaching resources maven Larry Ferlazzo is well-known for his "Best of" lists (there must be hundreds). We think you'll appreciate Ferlazzo's best tools for making Bloom's thinking skills taxonomy part of a teacher's regular planning and classroom instruction. In his introduction, Larry says he set out to find resources of practical use to teachers that are not "caught up in academic jargon" and describes some ways he tries to use Bloom's with his own students. You'll find dozens of links to explore, including free posters suggested by a commenter. And if this Ferlazzo "Best of" list isn't your cup of tea, check out his - yep - Best of the 'Best of' Lists for 2010.

America's Top Young Scientist for 2010 is an eighth grader from Brookfield Academy in Brookfield WI, whose solution to a social or security issue (using science) was judged the best among more than 10,000 applicants in grades 5-8. The event is sponsored by 3M and the Discovery Education channel and offers a $50,000 grand prize and a chance to work with 3M scientists on a project. Learn about his project, the structure of the annual Challenge (which also offers prizes to finalists & semi-finalists) and how to keep up to date on the 2011 event at the link above.

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