Wednesday, December 31, 2014

20 Best Posts of 2014

There’s a linky party going on at Elementary Matters for the best blog posts of 2014.  She asked for either the most popular or your favorite, but I did both!  The top list ranks the 10 posts from Raki’s Rad Resources with the most page views this year and the bottom list ranks out my favorite posts to research & write.

 

Top 20 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014

 

10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014 

10 – Top 10 Science Websites

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - Top 10 Science Websites for Kids - Great online resources to get kids engaged in learning science.  Suggestions made by Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources

 

9 – Why Don’t Our Students Remember What We Tell Them?

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - Why Don’t Students Remember What We Tell Them

 

8 – Online Books for Kids

 

  Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - free online books for kids

 

7 – 10 Authors That Should Be in EVERY Elementary Classroom

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - 10 authors that should be in every elementary classroom: Dr. Seuss, shel silverstein, chris van alsburg, eric carsle, chris van alsburg, mary pope osborne, david weisner, judy blume, patricia polacco, judy blume, roald dahl

 

6 – I Don’t Do Center Rotations – Here’s Why

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - Centers do not have to be rotations

 

5 – Introducing Greek Roots – Free Packet

 Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - free greek word work packet

 

4 – Online Video Creation Tools

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 -Video creation should be a part of every elementary classroom - programs and website suggestions for the elementary and middle school classroom.  Suggestions from Raki's Rad Resources.

 

3 - Online Graphing Tools

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - websites for online graphing

 

2 – Give Kids Control Over Their Writing

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - Give kids control over their writing and build strong writers

 

1 – Math Projects for Your Classroom

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - Seven math projects for your elementary classroom

 

 

 

Heidi’s Top 10 Favorite Blog Posts of 2014

 

10 – How to Create an Internet Scavenger Hunt

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - Internet scavenger hunts are a great way for students to preview or review knowledge while exploring quality websites about a topic.  Raki's Rad Resources

 

9 – Four Alternatives to Presenting in Front of the Class

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - alternatives to presenting in front of class

 

8 – Centers are Not One Size Fits All!

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - Centers are not one size fit all!  All instruction should be differentiated to meet the needs of students, including math and literacy centers.  Stop by Raki's Rad Resources for ideas and resources.

 

7 – The Purpose Behind Bulletin Boards

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - Bulletin boards should be educational, not decoration.  Stop by Raki's Rad Resources for ideas on how to make your bulletin boards more educational.

 

6 – Keep Them Moving While Learning Geometry

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - Keeping kids active while learning geometry 

 

5 - 15 Ways to Use Sidewalk Chalk in the Classroom

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - 15 ways to use side walk chalk as a teaching tool - ideas from Raki's Rad Resource

 

4 - Technology Accounts to Create at the Beginning of the Year

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 -Technology accounts to set up for students at the beginning of the school year.  Setting up accounts at the beginning of the year makes the rest of the year's technology go much smoother.

 

3 – Student Created Videos

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 -iPad apps for making movies with kids

 

2 – Use Skype to Connect Students to Experts

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - Using Skype to Connect Students to Experts

 

1 – Eggstraordinary Learning About Heat

 

Top 10 Blog Posts from Raki's Rad Resources of 2014 - Using eggs to cook science - conduction, convection, radiation, etc. - from Raki's Rad Resources.

 

Did I miss YOUR favorite post from this blog?  If so, please feel free to leave it in the comment section.

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources