Saturday, March 2, 2013

Perfect Gifts for Teacher-Librarians (Or Things You Would Buy for Yourself)

100 Gifts for the Bookworm- unique and some are over the top ideas

2010 Librarian Lump of Coal Guide-

2011 Librarian Lump of Coal Guide- humorous gits

2012 Librarian Lump of Coal Guide- humorous gifts

ALA Store- books, posters, clothing, gifts, incentives, downloadable art files

ALikelyStory- "literary jewelry and bookmarks for the bookish"

Demco Gifts

Gifts for Bookworms: 10 Clever Ideas for Readers and Writers

Gifts for Bookworms Who Live for Lazy Weekend Reads

Just Dewey It- necklaces, t-shirts, bookmarks, posters

Nerd Tote- carry all your books

Swiss Army Librarian- library holiday gift guide

Ten Awesome Gifts for Librarians- from Library Journal

Unique Personalized Gifts for Librarians- includes gifts for volunteers and retirees

NOTE: This list has been added to the Teacher-Librarians page.

Friday, March 1, 2013

40 Websites For Physical Education Teachers

The New PE Curriculum: An Innovative Approach to Teaching Physical Fitness- from Edutopia 

PE Goes High-Tech- from Mindshift

The Tech Savvy PE Teacher- blog by Shayna Fastovsky

(Body and Mind)- info from the CDC on diseases, physical activity, food and nutrition, your life, your  body

Eating Out: From Bad to Worse- infographic

Heath Education Curriculum Grades K-5- includes handouts and lessons

Health Teacher- health lessons

How Healthy is Your City?- 40 web apps and infographics

Human Reproductive System

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The Scrub Club- teaches kids how to wash their hands

Secrets of Sleep Quiz

Solusville- fun food games for younger children

Sugar Stacks- shows how many sugar cubes are in various foods and drinks

Your Guide to the Female Reproductive System

Awesome Library Lesson Plans

Education World Physical Fitness- activities and lesson plans

EMTECH Lesson Plans
- nice listing

Female Reproductive System Lesson Plans

Health Teacher- health lessons

Lesson Plan Search- covers grades PreK-12

Male Reproductive System Lesson Plans- from the Lesson Corner

PBS Teachers Health and Fitness- lessons, quizzes cover grades K-12

TeAchnology Health Lesson Plans

TeAchnology Physical Education Lesson Plans

Teen Health- 10 activities

20 Movement Activities and Games for Elementary Classrooms

Computers and Phys Ed Do Mix- article from Education World

Daily Physical Education Activities and Games

FitnessGram-Activity and fitness assessment, reporting, tracking

Game Ideas- from CanTeach; K-5

iPad Apps for Physical Education- from phys ed teacher in the UK

Lower School Physical Education

PE Central- "the premier site for health and physical education"

Physical Education Game Ideas- broken down by grade level

Real Indoor- use Google Street view while you pedal on a stationary bike; virtually pedal wherever you want in the United States

Susan's PE Site- activities, lessons, PE sites

Technology Integration Resources- Nova Scotia schools; for middle school

Technology Integration Strategies- by Chip Flemmer

Why Motor Skills Matter

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!! 31 Ways to Celebrate Read Across America Day

[ Had he been alive today, Dr. Seuss would have turned 109 on March 2nd.]

(Dr. Seuss' Birthday-March 2nd)

A to Z Teacher Stuff
The Art of Dr. Seuss
Cat in the Hat Jigsaw Puzzle-online game in English and Spanish
Crafts to Make- nice list from Family Crafts
Dr. Seuss Activities- for 15 Dr. Seuss books
Dr. Seuss Cloze Activity- from Enchanted Learning
Dr. Seuss Printables- from ABC Teach
Dr. Seuss Soundwords- playing with phonics and spelling
Dr. Seuss' Biography
Just for KindergartenersMeeting and Reading Dr. Seuss- lesson plans for Dr. Seuss week
Seuss Dude- board games, Dr. Seuss book club, lesson plans
Teacher Planet- lessons and printablesTeaching Phonograms Through "The Sneeches" by Dr. Seuss- for first grade
The Virtual Vine- activities, websites, games related to Dr. Seuss' books
Who's Who and What's What in the Books of Dr. Seuss- downloadable glossary in pdf format

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

4 Good Image Conversion Programs

I recently was informed about an image conversion program called IMVERTER. This wonderful program allows you to convert your image to one of 14 different image formats, including TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PSD, PDF, EPS, PNG, BMP, FAX, PCX, PGM, PICT, PPM and TGA. Thanks to Diane for the suggestion. Here are  more programs to add to the list. (You can also find this listing under Web 2.0 Tools I-P)

Convert My Image- supports the following:
  • PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • JPG or JPEG
  • GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
  • TIF or TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
  • BMP - Bitmap
  • RPG
  • XPM - X Pixmap
  • PIC - PICtor
  • PDF - Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format)
  • EPS - Encapsulated PostScript
  • PS - Adobe Photoshop

YouConvertIt- the list is too long to put here, but this site offers file conversions of all types; web-based program allows up to 300MB file.

Zamzar- another very long list of file conversions available (files up to 100MB)


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