Friday, October 9, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/09/09

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!

Kid’s Science Challenge – “is a nationwide competition for 3rd to 6th graders to submit experiments and problems for REAL scientists and engineers to solve. Play science games, watch videos, and enter to win awesome prizes and trips!”

Creative Park – “Canon’s Creative Park for Creative Minds, a free, online resource that can help bring fun, easy craft projects into your classroom. 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! It is a simple and interactive way to help teach students about geography, history, social studies, sciences and more.”

You Can School Program - provides information on the free in-school programs that the (National) Guard offers public and private high schools. The website also features interactive online modules ( that give students a taste of what would be covered in an in-class presentation. Through these online interactive games and exercises, students can learn about helpful life and school skills like budgeting basics, study techniques, test taking skills and health and nutritional awareness.

Manga High – “At Mangahigh, we offer maths education for the networked student who loves games. Instead of ‘force-feeding’ dry maths content with anachronistic textbooks, Mangahigh intrigues and entices students with unique, curriculum-compliant maths casual games, while building competence with our complementary maths eLearning system, Prodigi®. Prodigi® and the maths games work in symphony to introduce mathematical concepts as part of game-play and promote automaticity through repetition. Enthusiastic students find new challenges at Mangahigh, and hone aptitudes that will lead them to exam excellence and success in higher education and beyond.”

Great Museums – collection of 12 videos that enables you to tour some great museums

Original image: 'Hammers' by: Lewis Meyer

1 comment:

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