Edutopia, the George Lucas Educational Foundation, is an excellent resource for educators. Their site has a huge variety of resources, tips, and research on education and is accessible for free. They are a big proponent of Project Based Learning and also have a lot of resources on best practices in education.
They have a page with Free Classroom Guides and Downloads for 2011 that contains four excellent guides in PDF format. There are also additional, related resources linked from this page.
The four guides are:
Top Ten Tips for Teaching with New Media - tips and tools for making learning more engaging and collaborative.
Summer Rejuvenation Guide - Ten Fun Ways for teachers to spend their summers
Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning - effective assessments for project based learning
Home-to-School Resource Guide - Get tips, tech tools, and strategies for how to strengthen the bonds between schools, families, and communities.
Edutopia also has great blogs with some excellent articles written by educators.
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