Friday, May 22, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/22/09

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! – “We are an independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. We provide pros and cons on diverse controversial topics with facts and quotations from thousands of experts. Our sites are 100% free and contain no advertising. Our mission: "Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format."”

US Dept. of State for Youth – great information with some fun activities about the US State Department.

Mad Scientist Party – Plan a party with a mad scientist theme. It gives ideas for invitations, costumes, decorations, cakes, food, drinks, activities, and favors. I think this would be fun to do in the classroom too.

Stykx - “Stykz is the first multi-platform stick figure animation program in the world (as far as we know!), and it is COMPLETELY FREE!”

Pete’s Powerpoint Station - FREE Presentations in PowerPoint format & Free Interactive Activities for Kids

Original image: 'Veere: tools' by: Ard Hesselink

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