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Pigskin, Printable Paper, Possible Proceeds…

Welcome back to a new school year and a new set of Weekly Web Wonders…check out the new logo…I made it myself! 🙂

OK…on to this week’s wonders.
Pigskin Geography is a 17-week program that motivates students to learn U.S. geography by tracking the travels of NFL Teams. It’s actually a newspaper-based program, but you can get the info online as well.

I’m not sure why, but I love Printable Paper. I guess because it’s so simple. Don’t have any graph paper? Just print the sheets you need. Want more? How about penmanship paper, music score sheets, chord charts, logarithmic graph paper, calendars, seating charts…man, what a list!

Hands-on experiments are a great way to start the year off with a bang…and, they happen to be equally effective during the year as well. Hunkin’s Experiments describes over 200 easy activities that will get your students thinking and doing.

High school teachers…start the year off with your students by creating accounts on Evernote. Evernote helps students keep track of notes, web pages, photos, image from their phones, whatever. Then they can search and access that info to find it when they need it. It’s like an electronic Trapper Keeper!

Last item…and I’ll try to remember to send reminders out later. Best Buy’s Teach Awards grants are open and taking applications. There are many local teachers who have been awarded this grant so it’s definately worth pursuing!!

Have a great first week of school!

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