Editor's Choice Award Winner!
The Professor Garfield Foundation was awarded the 2008 Editor's Choice Award by the Children's Technology Review.
CTR's Editor's Choice Award is given only to the highest quality children's products in the interactive media category. These are 'no-fail' products, worth their cost, and able to keep children engaged for days at a time.
Purpose of the Teachers’ Lounge The purpose of the Professor Garfield Teachers’ Lounge Section is to provide free, user-friendly, and standards-based learning materials for the classroom teacher, parent, tutor, or mentor. These materials are intended to support and supplement the ongoing work of the classroom teacher by providing leveled materials (plans, activities, downloadables, and printables) that are retrievable by grade level, subject, and/or national standard. Every effort is being made to provide pre- and post-assessment tools where appropriate and useable.
Our highly respected educational partner, Ball State University, is guiding the development of this section based on scientifically proven principles, best practices, and proven classroom methodology. Return to top
Curricula Overview and
Graphical Site Overview
In order for educators and parents to obtain a broad perspective of the subject
matter covered on the Professor Garfield site (and the grade levels associated
with that content), a Graphical Site Overview is available for the entire
Professor Garfield site. Click here to see the
Graphical Site Overview.
The Graphical Site Overview is interactive, providing a direct link to
the various sections of the site. A PDF file is also available to print
out for reference. Click here to access
the PDF file. The upper portion
of the flowchart outlines the curricula covered in the kids' section of
the Professor Garfield site, www.professorgarfield.org, while the lower
section reflects the content addressed in the Teachers' Lounge portion
of the site. Click here to see a detailed
text site map.
Quick access to the Teachers' Lounge section can be had by using the text links
at the bottom of any page of the site or by entering this URL: www.PGFteach.org.
For those children who find it hard to remember or type the URL, www.professorgarfield.org,
a shorter URL can be used: www.garfieldu.org. Return to top
that Guide the Inclusion of Materials in the Teachers’
Materials included on the Professor Garfield site are developed
and reviewed by educational experts who have the best interests
of students and educators
in mind. Every attempt is made to label activities with the appropriate levels,
educational standards, and learning goals. In many cases assessment tools are
also offered for activities. Educators will find that the literacy activities
and resources are targeted to meet the criteria of evidence-based reading
instruction. Stop into the Teachers' Lounge often to see new high-quality,
standards-based, leveled, assessable activities that are engaging as well
as educationally valuable! Return to top
The initial phase of PGF is focused on K - 3 with emphasis on reading and writing
skills. Over time, the site will incorporate the areas of science, mathematics,
and other core areas, first at K -3rd grade level, and systematically
expanding thereafter to encompass grades K - 8. This content will be
state standards-based with the intent to include lesson plans, activities,
classroom ideas, and incorporate assessment methodologies — all in an
entertaining and fun atmosphere for kids. Return to top
The Professor Garfield web site has been made possible through the collaborative
efforts of many corporations, organizations, and educators who care about
developing a creative and innovative learning portal for children, K-8.
If your university, school system, organization, or business would like
to explore how you could support or partner with the Professor Garfield
Foundation, we would like to hear from you.
and Mailing List If you teach the 2nd- 4th grade level and are interested
in volunteering your class to assist with evaluating our content and giving
us this feedback, we would be extremely grateful! We want Professor Garfield
to provide educators with user-friendly, comprehensive, standards-based teaching
for your students. YOUR input is important to make this the best one-stop web
site to come to for your reading-and-writing educational needs. Click
here to give us your feedback.
We would like to share ongoing
developments and new opportunities for educators at PGF.
If you would like to receive regular communication
from us on the innovative teaching tools being developed for Professor
Garfield, be sure to register
for our mailing list by going to the Feedback Form and
checking mailing list box at the bottom. Click
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