Friday Five 2009-2011

Each week I send out eTips to all 21st Century learners in Talladega County, Alabama on Friday. The Friday Five provides readers with valuable tips, information, links, and inspiration for engaging students using 21st Century skills. I hope you enjoy! To see previous Friday Fives, visit the TCBOE21 wiki.

Friday Five for Friday, May 20th

1. Someone You Should Follow�
Richard Byrne is a classroom teacher that has been sharing technology information on the web for years. His Free Technology for Teachers site is packed absolutely full of good stuff. Put it on your �must visit� list for the summer! You can also follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

2. Polishing Your Practice�
Instructional Strategies Online is a fantastic resource for improving your classroom instruction. Instructional strategies determine the approach a teacher may take to achieve learning objectives. Five categories of instructional strategies and explanation of these five categories can be found within this site.

3. Oh Snap!
Bubblesnaps is a great site that allows you to add speech bubbles to your pictures and send them to friends as e-cards. It�s fun and very easy to use!

4. Need a Little Help?
Think Tutorials are a database of simple, easy to follow tutorials covering all aspects of popular computing. Technology is fantastic, but it can be difficult to keep up with at times. Think Tutorial's strength and success resides in its very intuitive approach and design that keeps everything simple and organized.

5. Summer Top Ten List for Teachers!
Check out this article of The Top Ten to Do�s for Teachers During the Summer. Summer vacation is a time for teachers to recharge and refocus as they prepare for another group of students. Here are ten to do's that teachers can work on during this summer vacation.
Have a great weekend and an awesome summer break

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