Friday, October 23, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom

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!

Creative Park – “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. These smart ideas are both an easy and affordable way to turn your classroom into a creative environment. To learn more, please visit For years Canon has been bringing you its cutting edge technology into your home, now let us help you in the classroom. We have a range of products and projects that can make learning fun and interactive. Learning to think creatively is an essential part of a child’s development and can be integrated into your everyday lessons at, whether you are printing up photos to get to know your students or working on a Creative Park project. “

Word Magnets – You write a sentence and the program mixes the words up. Then you can color them in different colors for nouns, verbs, etc. The student moves the words and puts them in the correct order.

UDL4All – “Collaborate with other educators using Universal Design for Learning tools in their classrooms to improve teaching and learning.”

Interactive Timeline – interactive timeline of the financial crisis. I think this would make a great teaching tool for the high school level.

Math eGlossary - put out by McGraw Hill for grades 6-12.

Original image: '18 tools and a hair' by: Sean Lamb

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