Some subtle and not-so-subtle changes are coming to Google Docs. One of my favorite blogs, Free Technology for Teachers, has an entry on the changes, New Sharing and Editing Options in Google Docs, and includes video. While you’re there, be sure to check out the great free guides he’s written for teachers.
If you like to travel and you like to save money, you might want to check out the article, On the Road, on the Cheap: Get Around Without Going Under, published on the Edutopia website. Although it was published a few years ago, many of the teacher travel discounts and specialized programs still exist. If you’re a bargain hunter, don’t forget many discounts exist for teachers, even at department and speciality stores. Google the terms, “teacher shopping discounts” or “educator discounts” without the quotes, and browse some of the results.
If you plan to spend some time this summer making games for your students, you’ll want to look at the Free Board Game Maker site. It offers a variety of customizable board game templates that you can print out for centers or other activities.
If you need some new graphic organizers for the 2010-2011 school year, check out the Graphic Organizers from Houghton Mifflin page. It has over 30 types that you can print out for student use.
Summertime is a great time for exploring some new blogs. If you’d like to expand beyond here, a few of my favorites, where I often find great resources to share with you, are:
Also, if you have some time, don’t forget to explore our revised Elementary Instructional Technology website.