The final installment in my battle against educational resources that contain inappropriate advertisement will focus on interactive resources provided by education publishers.
This is a key topic since the educational field is quickly moving away from static textbooks to interactive and customizable media formats. If the education publishers don't react quickly, they won't be part of the transition.
Here are a few education publishers who seem aware of this transition and are already providing exceptional interactive educational content for the classroom:
The TES Connect site is a social online network for teachers created by one of the largest educational publishers in the United Kingdom (TSL Education Ltd). Just recently, they acquired the resources from iboard and made them available free of charge. While they are included on the TES Connect website, you need to create an account first. To by-pass this step, you can go directly to the iboard Interactive Resources iboard player and select resources on the right side of the page. These activities are absolutely fantastic and they allow you to copy the activity links and save them in your bookmarks, blogs, or web pages.
I just wrote a detailed blog post about the amazing resources found on the Scholastic website. They seem to realize that the interactive whitebook is an effective tool if used appropriately. As a result, they have created an entire section dedicated to resources for the interactive whiteboard organized by subject matter. You can read my blog post for more information or you can just go there and start looking around.
This site actually contains a lot of great interactive resources. Unfortunately, they make it a little challenging to find the free resources.
I still recommend that you browse their site; however, I'll include some links to help you go directly to my favorite Math and Science resources on their site:
I hope that more educational publishers start providing resources developed specifically for the interactive whiteboard. Unfortunately, the U.S. publishers seem torn between providing free content and providing subscription-based content.
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