Google Calendar (free) offers a wonderful feature for teachers: The ability to set up “appointment slots” which other people can click on to schedule a meeting at an available time. This is ideal for scheduling parent-teacher conferences or other meetings in which individuals in a group need to specify a time that works with their schedule to meet with yo
Girl Underground is the companion novel to Morris Gleitzman’s Boy Overboard. It is the story of Bridget White, whose parents run an illegal imports business, and whose older brother Gavin is in jail on a shoplifting charge. Bridget’s parents have sent her to an exclusive boarding school in the belief that it will give her opportunities they didn’t have, and so she will not ‘end up like them’ – but as Bridget makes clear, she wants to end up like them: ‘kind and generous and good’.
Some excellent educational content can be found onYouTube. However, many teachers cannot access YouTube in their classrooms. That is why I originally wrote what became one of the most popular posts to ever appear on Free Technology for Teachers, 30+ Alternatives to YouTube. That post is now fourteen months old and I've come across more alternatives in that time. Also in that time span some of the resources on the list have shut down. So it's time to update the list.
Most of us will probably agree that we will use Google as a default for searches on the internet. Market share statistics show that Google has the biggest % of the searchengine market with 65% share. It is also now commonly accepted as a Verb – It would sound quite strange to say “I’ll Yahoo that” but it shows just how prevalent Google has become, whilst Alta Vista and Lycos are names that conjure a hint of nostalgia and old school screen shots.
Those who have kept a close eye on all things Google over the last few years are wary of search results that it returns. Results that can be affected by the browser you are using, operators you choose, geographical location and decisions on which results to return based on previous searching history can be useful, but often give results that Google might think you want, rather than what you think you were looking for.