Five for Friday- Links and Ideas (THE DOUBLE)

I worked really hard over the break of not filling up my teacher's inboxes. Today that "dead period" ended. I sent two weeks worth of links. Here they are:

There is a lot of truth in this post about how extra credit impacts kids. Could we eliminate extra credit?
http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2010/12/no-extra-credit-required.html

Looking for some fresh ideas, ways to take positive risks for kids.
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/12/holiday-edition-140-new-things-being.html

This was an interest read about the value that teachers brings to the economy each year. Are you worth $400,000 a year?
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/opinions/view/opinion/Is-a-Good-Teacher-Worth-400000-6289?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheAtlanticWire+(The+Atlantic+Wire)

We could do so much more about our students access to iTunes. Use this article to see how iTunes can push your student learning forward.
http://www.technologybitsbytesnibbles.info/archives/2887

This a great piece of middle school and high school students on how to prepare for big tests.
http://www.connectedprincipals.com/archives/1833

This isn't our exact philosophy, but I think that our expeditionary learning does a lot of this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMCZvGesRz8&feature=player_embedded

This is a fun site for great math ideas. Quick things that you could use as openers for all classes.
http://www.yummymath.com/index.php

Great video about the power of Smartboards...What can we do to push forward in this area?
http://video.iptv.org/video/1695835397

Looking for ways to add visual learning to your classroom. Here is a great way.
http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2010/10/20/100-incredibly-useful-youtube-channels-for-teachers/
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