Friday, July 25, 2008

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 07/25/08

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found interesting this week. As a teacher, I feel we have to keep up to date concerning research in our field and current issues in the education system. I hope some of these inspire you, inform you, and even have you asking questions. Thank you for coming by and visiting!

Writing Fix – “iPods: Poetry and and Writing Across the Curriculum Promptsusing iPod technology to generate excitement about writing assignments in all curricular areas” I think this would be pretty motivational in getting kids to write.

B. Brainy – “B.Brainy is a place where parents can find cool links to share with their kids. :-)” I really did enjoy checking out these links!

Immune Attack – “an educational video game that introduces basic concepts of human immunology to high school and entry-level college students. Designed as a supplemental learning tool, Immune Attack aims to excite students about the subject, while also illuminating general principles and detailed concepts of immunology.” It does require downloading the game but it looks pretty neat and also comes with a teacher guide and a game guide.

Thinkfinity – “ makes it easy for educators to enhance their classroom instruction with lesson plans, interactive activities and other online resources. also provides a wealth of educational and literacy resources for students, parents and after-school programs. All of's 55,000 standards-based K-12 lesson plans, student materials, interactive tools and reference materials are reviewed by the nation's leading education organizations to ensure that content is accurate, up-to-date, unbiased and appropriate for students. At, you'll find primary source materials, interactive student resources and grade-specific research lists to help you tailor materials to meet your needs.”

Microsoft Training Materials and Resources for Teachers – “…training and curriculum materials for use and replication at no cost. The materials include a range of professional development resources, curriculum and learning materials designed to support teachers in developing further skills, from ICT and using ICT in the delivery of their lessons to investigating new approaches to teaching and learning.”


Laurie said...

HI Pat,
Discovered your blog thanks to a comment you left on my SharpBrains guest post. Have enjoyed reading your articles and especially liked the one about vodcasting and homework.
I plan on returning!

Clix said...

I tagged you for this week's Friday Five cuz I thought it had good questions, and I wanted to see your answers :)

loonyhiker said...

laurie: Thanks for coming by! I appreciate you reading my posts.