Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Printable Protractors

I love the ingenuity of teachers. I have to teach about angles tomorrow. (Actually, I was suppose to teach today but without protractors it's hard.) Therefore I went to my fellow teachers and asked for some. Merrill, the teacher next to me, didn't have any. So we got to talking. He said, "I bet you could just copy one out of the book." (Speaking of the Harcourt 'tools' book.) That got me thinking about printing protractors. A simple internet search led me to this wonderful idea:

Download a picture of a protractor from online. Print onto transparency sheets. Cut out. Use!

I have sense done this for Chris and myself.

Here is my template: "Printable Protractors"

Monday, November 1, 2010


The best part about the internet and internet resources is that there are so many people willing to compile things for you!

My delima- In Febrary my class is expected to put on a presentation.My class (as the newest and without much say in the matter) was given the time period of the 1950's to the present day. This means that I need to cover almost 500 years of history in, oh, 2.5 months. I refuse to teach my students the present day without giving them the links that make it all make sense. Therefore my idea is to cover everything in the broadest of generalities, then we can nail down bigger concepts after our presentation.

Like... The World Wars.

A good exploerer video for kids - though very fact heavy. http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=11C6D68F-F3C1-4289-8078-252FDC0F80A2&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US

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