Tuesday, July 17, 2007

TeachersFirst.com Provides High-Quality Resources for Teachers

TeachersFirst.com (http://www.teachersfirst.com/index.cfm) continues to provide useful resources. Some of these are helpful when working in the classroom with students and others help you grow as a teacher. Experienced teachers review the web sites so you know that any site listed is of good quality.

The featured classroom sites for this week include cave writings, how cells divide (mitosis vs. meiosis), and book reviews by students on podcasts. In the professional area, one of the resources I found is a list of very good ideas for working together with parents.

In addition to the many web sites TeachersFirst reviews—with suggestions for classroom use—a new feature is the TeachersFirst Edge. This section is where Web 2.0 tools are recommended. One particularly helpful feature is the page of practical tips for teachers who use these tools. You can tell the tips are written by “real” teachers.

I have listed only a few of the resources available at TeachersFirst. I’m sure you’ll find many useful ideas when you explore the site.

1 comment:

Candace Hackett Shively said...

Thanks for the positive remarks and highlighted details about TeachersFirst. As a not-for-profit, we can always use the "buzz." As you mention, real teachers value the practical ideas, and real techers love to tell each other about their "finds." Thanks for being another real teacher among us.