If you were present at my 2010 NCTE panel presentation, please click here for electronic versions of the documents I shared with you! You have my permission to alter the documents and use them how you see fit... we've got to help each other out. :)
Welcome, colleagues. I am a firm believer in transforming education through anti-bias curriculum and pedagogy. I also believe that you cannot do this alone. So, while you will find resources on this page for lesson planning and technology integration into the language arts classroom, you will also find resources to support you as you try to create change within your classroom, school, and district.
Check out my prezi for my approach to teaching English.
Feel free to use any of my documents in your classroom.
Using Technology in the Classroom:
My favorite online resources for teaching beyond the lines
FYI- Living on a teacher's salary means that I like free things. If it's not free, I probably won't post it unless it is amazing.
Cultural Studies Lesson Planning Resources
Darfur is Dying (game and lesson plans)
Foodforce (game and lesson plans)
Media That Matters (Shorts films on cultural studies topics/issues by teachers, students, non-profits, media makers, and activists)
TeachKind (Yes, it's a PETA website. However, there are a ton of free resources that are worth looking at!)
Revolutionary Educator Support Networks
Teachers for Social Justice Chicago (I have found a lot of support here)
New York Collective of Radical Teachers (These teachers have created an amazing plan book!)
Rethinking Schools (Wonderful resources for all subjects)
Teaching Tolerance (Free classroom kits and lesson plan ideas)
Go Beyond the PowerPoint Presentation Project
Prezi (my favorite!)
xtranormal (Text to movie)
Glogster (Awesome and easy)
Animoto (educators can get free accounts)
Pikistrips (very cool)
Storybird (students can make picture books online)
Audacity (Free audio recording and download)
Use Technology in Your Lesson Planning
Thinkfold (great for collaboration with colleagues)
Mindmeister (great for collaboration with colleagues and prewriting)
Erasures (take any text and from it, create a poem)
English Companion Ning (So helpful... another favorite!)
Library of Congress (American Memory is a great resource)
Noodle Tools (lots of helpful applications for students and teachers)
Poll Everywhere (cell phone polling)