As with the list of online tools for Tuesday, today’s links are a roundup of some of the best articles on the internet that you should be reading…
EdGalaxy is offering to buy your teacher resources and lesson plans. That’s right. You can actually profit off of the hard work you put into teaching your students…I mean, other than your actual salary. To submit a resource or lesson plan, go here to EG’s submission form.
We’ve provided resources for creating infographics before, but Wild Apricot my have just created the mother of all how-to-make-infographics blog posts. In the post, blogger Rebecca Leaman points readers to some good resources for creating infographics as well as some useful tools.
Although several years old, this piece on standards-based grading just appeared in my Delicious feed. Author Patricia L. Scriffiny presents seven reasons to make the switch to standards-based grading that no educator can argue. Along with her reasoning, Scriffiny provides some concrete examples sure to convince any skeptics of this new direction in grading.
Larry Ferlzzo is a regular contributor at Education Week. He invited some contributors to take on the issue of perceived disrespect directed at teachers these days. Some of the insights are rather thought-provoking and invite more contributions to the discussion.
Dan Meyer of dy/dan points us in the direction of this really interesting piece on relating math to the real world. Shot down are our typical answers to the question “When are we going to have to know this?” Samuel Otten breaks down each type of real-world example we typically give students and provides an idea for changing the way we teach math in order to make it more real world for our students.
Zac Early is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center.