Friday, May 8, 2009

TeachersRecess

At first glance, you might assume that TeachersRecess is just another webiste with gobs of teacher stuff on it. It's not. I mean, it does have gobs of teacher stuff on it, but it's so much more. It really is a social network site for teachers. Here are the details:

  • It's free to join.
  • You can create a profile - like on all the other social network sites.
  • There is a file cabinet full of uploaded lessons in every subject area.
  • There is an exchange where you can buy & sell teacher-y stuff.
  • It has a bulletin board to post questions, comments and events.
  • You can chat in real time with other teachers in the teacher's lounge.
It looks like fun and it does have a lot of great lessons. You can browse the lessons without signing up, if you want. I think you'll be surprised at all TeachersRecess has to offer. I'm not thrilled with the name, though. It doesn't roll of the tongue easily.
For a quick tour click on the owl to the left.