Friday, April 3, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 4/3/09

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my PLN. 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!

World of Teaching – a collection of PowerPoints on all different subjects already made that you can use in the classroom.

50 Online Reference Sites for Teachers - great assortment of reference sites

Ideas to Inspire – “is a collection of Google Docs presentations, which offer a large number of ideas for engaging lesson activities in a range of curriculum areas.The presentations are a collaboration between lots of fantastic teachers around the world.”

Pixton – “create your own comics; no drawing necessary”

Dear Daddy: the farm letters – “In her 80s, Martha Linsley bought a small typewriter from Montgomery Ward, taught herself to type, and began to transcribe the hundreds of letters she, her children, and her husband James wrote to one another from June, 1932 to August, 1934. Their correspondence may very well comprise the most extensive written insight into the day-to-day lives of a family dealing with the challenges of the Great Depression. “

Original image: 'Tooled Flatty'


M-Dawg said...

Loved the Power Point links. I checked out a lot of the history pp's and most of them were good.

Thank you for always posting great resources for educators. :=)

loonyhiker said...

M-Dawg: Thanks for being such a loyal reader! I enjoy getting your comments!