• Are you a teacher? If not, do not worry, you can stay here, just do not mind the mess. :-)

    I love to share resources and ideas, so that is what you will find on this page. If I take something off, before you save it to your computer or files, please feel free to e-mailme or stop by the library. 

    I came across this web site and, while I have not ready every single page - yet - I will say that I have agreed with what I have seen so far. If you need a little perk-me-up or teaching rejuvenation, check it out: http://www.educationrethink.com/

    Here are some fun ideas that you can incorporate into your lessons and units. Some of the links are bulky, so I have linked them a different way.

    ELAR 
    If you are not familiar with TeachingBooks, this is a service that Rockwall ISD pays for you to use each year. Your user name is the same as your district e-mail address.  TumbleBooks is another wonderful service that you have access to.  If you lost your log in information, please let me know.

    Research
    Have you heard about Instagrok?  No?!?!?  Well, you should check it out.  It has just about anything you could want to research, from Kelly Clarkson to Native Americans.  What separates this site from others is that you get little clouds of goodness that you can click on, as well as suggested items (like pictures, web sites, etc.) for more information on your topic.

    A wonderful web site for research is also NatGeo, a database that your students can use for pictures and information.  If you deleted the e-mail with your password, please e-mail me and I will re-send it to you.  For even more database fun, use our new GALE databases!

    Do you use Discovery Streaming?  There are a TON of new features, including ways that you can create assignments for students.  If you would like help setting us student accounts or uploading assignments, please let me know.

    Your students can add music and sound effects to their research with Soundzabound.  This is a service that the district pays for and had thousands of copyright-free files.

    Mathematics
    What?  Math?  In the library?  ABSOLUTELY!!!!  Not only can you find a whole section of math books in the library (500s to 513s), there are TONS of applications that combine math and reading as well as books that will go with any topic, or concept, that you are teaching.  Please, please, please ask me for recommendations, resources, or anything else you need.  Here are some of my favorite mathematics web sites:

    Prodigy

    MathTV

    National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

    Math Goodies


    Science
    Again?  Science?  In the library?  ABSOLUTELY!!!!  Not only can you find a whole section of science books in the library (510s through 600s), there are TONS of applications that combine science and reading as well as books that will go with any topic, or concept, that you are teaching.  Please, please, please ask me for recommendations, resources, or anything else you need.  Here are some of my favorite science web sites:

    How Everyday Things Are Made

    Everyday Mysteries

    Bitesize


    Social Studies
    Okay, yes, I could not resist and still used the same intro as the last two sections. =)  Social Studies?  In the library?  ABSOLUTELY!!!!  Not only can you find a whole section of social studies books in the library (910s to 990s), there are TONS of applications that combine social studies and reading as well as books that will go with any topic, or concept, that you are teaching.  Please, please, please ask me for recommendations, resources, or anything else you need.  Here are some of my favorite social studies web sites:

    History Wired

    iCivics

    Teaching Tolerance

    Historial Thinking Matters