Friday, July 3, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/3/09

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my Personal Learning Network (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!

Make Your Own Rain Stick - directions for making this

Bookshare – “Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities, free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities.”

Scratch – “Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create and share Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.”

Cost of Living Calculator -compares how far a salary in one city will go in another

Playing History – “There are tons of free historical games, interactives and simulations on the web. Playing history aggregates info on these resources in a simple, searchable database making it easy to find, rate, and review historical games. There are currently 128 shared games.”

Original image: 'Veere: tools' http://www.flickr.com/photos/19907278@N00/36125185 by: Ard Hesselink

2 comments:

Just a Teacher said...

Thank you so much for sharing this information. There is just so much out there in cyberspace and it is always helpful when someone shares something useful. Just curious what your favorite(s) educational website is?

loonyhiker said...

@Just a Teacher: I have so many that I couldn't just pick one. That is why I do this "useful info" on Fridays. Thanks for reading my blog!