The other day I was in a panic because the activity I’d planned months before, a nice webquest of the civilization we are studying, suddenly wasn’t working due to our newly installed firewall at school. We can, in certain circumstances, request that certain sites be restored, but the process is slow and doesn’t always mean it can be fixed. For instance, I cannot access my own blog (or any other) from school. I’m not complaining, I do understand. I don’t work on personal things at school.
But (o.k. a little complaint) there are some teacher blogs that have some great information I’d like to use in my planning and lesson creation.
….back to my (then) immediate problem—what to do when your great plans become shambles? I tried two recently found places that have good lesson plans and background resource materials. The first is curriki, an online learning community started by Sun Microsystems to develop education resources. There I found a great webquest that did work with our firewall within minutes. While finding it, I came across tons more things I can use.
Is it just me, or do other people feel like Alice climbing down the rabbit hole when they start looking for things?