Friday, September 12, 2008

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 09/12/08

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found 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!

The League – “is a school- and web-based system that provides the tools and resources to teach students about giving, service and civic engagement. Does your school already do good? Whether it’s through a student council food drive, a club doing service, or a class doing its own project, log on, get recognized and connect with others.”

Kidthing – (requires a download) Free platform of digital publishing tools for kids.

Friv – 200 children games; great to use for reward/ positive reinforcements

Periodic Table of Videos – I didn’t watch them all but I watched the Sodium one and I thought it was pretty cool. That would be a neat way to learn about the elements and some of their properties. – “producing educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for K-12 teachers who are increasing their expertise in their fields and learning how to improve their teaching methods. Our video programs are also intended for viewers at home and students in the classroom. All of our videos, however they're used, exemplify excellent teaching.”

1 comment:

Betty said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! My grandsons are going to love Friv, and I have also bookmarked the Periodic Table videos.