Friday, November 14, 2008

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/14/08

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!

NASA eClips – video segments for all grade levels and adults

Epals – “Safely connect, collaborate and learn using our leading protected email and blog solutions for schools and districts”

Design and the Elastic Mind – “Design and the Elastic Mind explores the reciprocal relationship between science and design in the contemporary world by bringing together design objects and concepts that marry the most advanced scientific research with attentive consideration of human limitations, habits, and aspirations. The exhibition highlights designers’ ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and history—changes that demand or reflect major adjustments in human behavior—and translate them into objects that people can actually understand and use. This Web site presents over three hundred of these works, including fifty projects that are not featured in the gallery exhibition. “

Soshiku – “is a simple but powerful tool that manages your high school or college assignments. Soshiku keeps track of when your assignments are due and can even notify you via email or SMS. And it's totally free.”

Rethinking Homework – Interesting article about homework

Photo credit: Original image: 'Tooled Flatty'

1 comment:

M-Dawg said...

I just read the article on the value of homework. Interesting . . .

My homework assignments for World History usually only take about 10-15 minutes unless my students have a test or project to work on.

At my school, we as a faculty, are currently arguing the value of homework. The problem we are finding is that some of us give homework every night and some don't give homework at all.

In my World History classes, I like to give quick homework assignments that usually either reiterate what they learned in class that day or to introduce a new topic that I will be covering the next class.

I would be curious to see what other teachers from across the country think about this topic.

It's the age old debate . . . is it worth giving homework to students?