I had a fun time in class this week. All of the strategies were exciting and usable. I am going to use Thinkfinity for my classes next week. I teach math and science. Next week we are doing word problems in math and simple machines in science. I found a lesson plan for word problems titled Giant Word Problems and a lesson plan for Your Simple Machine Station. I am really happy to find Thinkfinity materials on a second grade level.
I will also use TED. However, since the writing assessment won't be over until March 15th, I can't use it until after that date.
I was inspired by Marks enthusiasm for teaching... it was contagious definately for me. I want to go back into my classroom and use his ideas of bringing learning to life... making it real for out students... whether by role play, using ted . com to find material that can actually take out students to where actually events happened and learn fascinating details about the subject at the same time.