October’s Top Five Professional Development Resources
posted by: Melissa | October 31, 2012, 09:41 PM   

Teachers, there's a great bunch of professional development resources being produced and used all the time. They can add flavor and spice to your classroom and/or make things easier. Below are the five that we liked best from the month of October.

Google Drive
- If you're not already using this, why not? Google makes it easy for students to share and edit work with each other and with you. It also lets you make forms easily that you can use for take- home tests.

Online Calculators – Math teachers, don't you hate how expensive good calculators are? And if the student leaves it at home, then they're plain out of luck that day. Unless you have a computer handy, that is. Direct your students to this convenient site which has a whole host of free calculators that students can use to complete their work.

Bitstrips – It's a tool I've used often. Students love making comics, so using this website allows students to create those comics online (or you can create comics for your students!). It's a fun and engaging activity.

Edmodo – This social network is geared towards students and teachers. Collaboration is made easy and teachers can post quizzes, polls, or hold online discussions. There isn't enough we can say about this fabulous tool!

InstaGrok – We liked this online platform so much, that Alix wrote a blog entry about it a few weeks ago. You get basic features for free, and premium features like a teacher dashboard and integration with Edmodo for just a little bit more.

Did any resource cross your path this month that you would like to share with your colleagues?
Add it below.

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