Friday, August 8, 2008

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

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!

Arcademic Skill Builders – “an innovative approach to teaching basic academic skills by incorporating features of arcade games and educational practices into fun online games that will motivate, intrigue, and teach your students.”

Repositories of Primary Sources – “A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. All links have been tested for correctness and appropriateness.”

Visuwords – online graphical dictionary. You plug in the word and it branches off into synonyms or antonyms. I think students would really enjoy playing around with this. You could have them make up their own games using this too.

Crickweb – “163 free to use educational interactive resources for Primary Schools. 16 free to use fun games for children aged 4 - 11. 100 web links to other free interactive, image and software resources.”

NCEO Data Viewer – “an interactive data reporting web site. At this site you can view data related to students with disabilities and create individualized reports based on criteria that you can choose. Two major databases are currently available for your use.”


Michelle_special_ed_teacher said...

Thanks Pat!

Love the Arcademic Skill Builders site and the Visuwords.....both are new to me!


Betty said...

My grandsons are going to love Arcademic Skill Builders. Thanks for the link!

loonyhiker said...

michelle and betty: I'm glad you found it useful!