Friday, September 19, 2008

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 09/19/08

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!

Creative Park – From an email I received from them: “The Creative Park Web site offers ideas and templates for any lesson plan with projects ranging from 3D Paper Crafts, to scrapbooks and calendars and even tips on digital photography! Creative Park is a simple and interactive way to help teach students about geography, history, social studies, sciences and more. These smart ideas are both an easy and affordable way to turn your classroom into a creative environment.”

The Habitable Planet – “is a multimedia course for high school teachers and adult learners interested in studying environmental science. The Web site provides access to course content and activities developed by leading scientists and researchers in the field.”

The Best Sites To Introduce Environmental Issues Into The Classroom – “These sites are good to “introduce” environmental issues in the classroom, but generally don’t provide information on systemic, political, and corporate issues related to environmental damage.”

Google Earth Lessons – Lots of resources for teaching using Google Earth

Project Rubric Generators - This generator can be used to help you assess student projects. The rubric includes the assessment of both the process used for the project and the assessment of the final product.


M-Dawg said...

I'm a huge fan of Google Earth - it's a great tool in the classroom (I teach World History). :-)

And, I've used the rubrics from the tech web site for student PowerPoint presents and web quests.

Thanks again for the wonderful info every week. You rock! :-)

Carolyn said...

I just jumped over from Martha’s Blog. I wanted to say Hi and nice Blog.

Stop by and visit me sometime…..


Bill Gaskins said...

Dear Pat,
I look forward to this post every week. Thanks for doing this! This is something I look forward to reading each week and checking out the sites you suggest.


loonyhiker said...

m-dawg: I always look forward to seeing you! Your comments keep me motivated!

loonyhiker said...

Bill: Thanks for enjoying this page. It helps to know that people are getting some useful info from it.