Sunday, October 4, 2009

More Free Resources for Teachers

Many of the posts I have published on this blog, have had to do with the internet.  However, that is a very narrow definition of technology - as those of us over 50 now:)  Today, I discovered, quite by chance a television program called, Brain Fuel.  The host is Ray Ellin, it is about 30 minutes long, and is aired on local channels.  It reviews T.V. viewings - including movies - and websites available for free to teachers.  The sites include lesson plans.

Here are some links with further information.

BRAIN FUEL T.V.:  Here is a link to a video that provides an overview of the program and the monthly focus.

BRAIN FUEL T.V.:   A recording on viddler of the program.

This is a n excellent resource for all teachers at all grades.

Here is an example of some of programing.

 Fairfax Network Programs
M | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | C. 15
Tu | 10:00 am - 10:30 am | C. 15
Tu | 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm | C. 15
Su | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | C. 15

The Fairfax Network is an award-winning producer of distance learning programming that originates in Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia and brings together a team of experienced producers, creative multimedia designers and veteran content advisors who work collaboratively to create high quality educational programming.
Each year The Fairfax Network creates programming for educators to use in the classroom and for public television stations and cable systems. The lineup includes quality K-12 enrichment, parenting and staff development programs. Many of the shows come with additional resource information, teacher guides and classroom activities created to fit seamlessly into the curriculum.
Passport 2010
This series enhances a variety of curriculum areas for students, offers valuable staff development opportunities and provides a vital link between school and home with programming for parents.
Meet the Author
This series promotes literacy and an interest in reading and writing by giving students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer their writing tips and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.” During the program, authors describe their approach to the writing process and talk about character development.


They also include NASA, the Kennedy Center, Williamsburg, and online courses.  The roster of programming changes regularly.

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