The 10 Most Useful Learnist Boards Of The Week

We think Learnist is so helpful both in and out of the classroom that each week we will be spotlighting ten boards. This week’s Top Ten features a variety of boards, from boards featuring high-tech apps and their use in the classroom, to good old-fashion children’s lit boards.

In addition, Learnist is celebrating World Teachers Day with a celebratory board that will help you remember the teachers that got you where you are today–and smile.

1. World Teacher’s Day

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This board is a collaboration to celebrate World Teacher Day. Ranging from teaching strategy, to poetry to famous people paying tribute to the teachers who inspired them, this board pays tribute to those who paved the way for us to achieve our dreams.

2. Favorite Apps for Education

This board is a powerhouse collaboration among twenty teachers and tech lovers guaranteed to give every educator ideas to tech-up the classroom.

3. Mock Caldecott 2013

Named after nineteenth century illustrator Ralph Caldecott, the Caldecott Medal for Children’s illustration is one of the most prestigious awards for children’s literature. In this board, Margie Myers highlights some brilliant new releases that she predicts will be in the running for next year’s honors.

4. 2012 Summer Camp: The Best of the Common Core Resources

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Mike Fisher curates material on all things Common Core, from unpacking to mapping. He provides information for several disciplines on this board. Additionally, Mike has several other outstanding boards dedicated to all things standards and technology.

5. Primary Mathematics

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This elementary math board by Janna Hoffman Smith is chock full of ideas for teaching math in the classroom. These ideas are not only fun and engaging, but Common Core ready.

6. Checklists for Teachers

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This board features Dr. Todd Finley’s definitive compilation of checklists. Dr. Finley’s synthesis of checklist research and websites is a sure bet for “making a hundred things go right.”

7. Writing Student Survival Kit: Grammar and the Rules of Writing

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Journalist, writer, and college professor Maggie Messitt gives the basics of writing on this board, addressing issues of grammar. This board should be the first of many visits to Maggie’s writing, journalism, and social justice boards.

8. Social Issues in the 2012 Election

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Amanda Delgado’s board on social issues provides in-depth coverage of candidates’ positions on critical social issues. This board will be a perfect board to use for any class studying the election.

9. NBA Cares

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Although this might not seem like an education board, it is. Sports journalist Laurence Scott chronicles the National Basketball Association’s efforts to make the world a better place. Many of these efforts center around schools–mentoring, health and fitness, and other areas critical to children today.

10. Help Me

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This board by national drug and wellness expert Jeff Wolfsberg contains critical information on recognizing and providing support for students, family, or friends who are in crisis. Its life-saving information invaluable for any teacher, parent, or friend of someone in need of emergency support.