Discovery Education recently launched New Teacher Survival Central, a new Web site and partnership with Walden University, mimio, Adobe Systems, Inc., Elmer’s Products, Inc., and CDW-G.
The site contains classroom tools designed to support educators new to the teaching profession. The online tips, tricks, and suggestions include classroom management techniques, ideas for connecting classroom activities to the curriculum, lesson plans, peer-networking resources, tools to create engaging learning centers, and more.
The Technology 101 area of the site provides information on how educational technologies promote student engagement in learning and what tools are available for use in the classroom. The Tech Tools For Students section highlights free K-12 student resources. Also offered are a variety of interactive games, virtual labs, and lessons.
The Homeroom Headquarters section links to classroom management resources. The Survival Took Kit: Best of the Web area links to online tools including blogs, tutorials, curricular resources, and educational media outlets.
The New Teacher Survival Central site is offering $50,000 in weekly prizes until Jan. 31, 2009. One first-year educator will be chosen from all of the entries to win a grand prize package that includes five mimio interactive systems, 10 copies of Adobe Systems’ Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements Bundle, a color laser printer from CDW-G, a $2,000 Elmer’s Products Creativity Collection, and $5,000 in multimedia resources from Discovery Education.
New Teacher Survival Central is online at www.discoveryeducation.com/newteacher.
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