Friday, March 19, 2010

How to Add Pages to Blogger Blogs

As I shared yesterday, I've recently started adding stand-alone pages to Free Technology for Teachers. I'm using them on here to share some of the most popular tutorials and resources that I've posted over the last couple of years. The screen captures below will show you the steps to creating and publishing pages in Blogger.

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Applications for Education
I've been on the road this week, but when I get back home I plan to start moving many of the resources on my classroom blog into pages for easier navigation by my students. When completed my students will no longer have to search the archives for older resources because as I teach US History I'll be organizing my pages by era in US History. If you teach another subject you can use the same concept to organize resources by unit or theme.

Do You Use an Interactive Whiteboard?

I've been at the Teacher 2 Teacher conference in Bow Island, Alberta this week. The conference has nearly 80 sessions and many of those sessions have featured interactive whiteboard lessons. Since I have interactive whiteboards on my brain, I thought I'd share four good blogs/sites that feature interactive whiteboard materials.

James Hollis is the man behind Teachers Love SMART Boards. James regularly updates his blog with great SMART Board-friendly resources. His latest post features a neat mathematics resource called Math Zapper.

Harvey's Homepage
features great how-to lessons for teachers as well as other interactive whiteboard materials that teachers can access. Harvey's Homepage is the work of retired math teacher and James Madison University instructor Harvey Almarode.

The Whiteboard Blog written by Danny Nicholson offers teachers regular updates on resources for SMART Boards and Promethean interactive whiteboards. Danny was a science teacher for years before becoming a consultant. Make sure you check out his free interactive whiteboard files for science and mathematics.

All three of the people mentioned above are at the Teacher 2 Teacher conference with me. There is one other blog that I need to mention to SMART Board users and that is Anne Marie's Talking SMART Boards & Much More. Anne Marie has great resources, particularly resources for younger grades.