Friday, February 5, 2010

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 2/5/10

tools2 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!

Journey North Mystery Class: A study of sunlight and the seasons - In this global game of hide-and-seek, students search to uncover the secret locations of ten "mystery" sites hiding around the Earth. To guide the investigation, they track changes in day length at the mystery sites and at their hometown, and use other "clues" along the way. As they take this inspiring journey, students unlock the essential questions behind the reasons for seasons and the dramatic changes in day length that result. Mystery Class starts in early February but you can get ready now.

Cool Science Fair Guide – guide by Tim Holt’s wife; free if downloaded from his site

Mathwords - An interactive math dictionary with enough math words, math terms, math formulas, pictures, diagrams, tables, and examples to satisfy your inner math geek.

ActiveScience – “Delve into the different sections on this resource and you will find a variety of science activities and information. There is something for everyone - from age 5 years upwards, including parents and teachers. All modules are based on educational recommendations from various sources and therefore have intrinsic educational value...For younger children, the activities are based on games to help them learn about the topics. For both questions and feedback in 'Humans and Animals', the text is presented in simple form and can also be heard. For older children, the games are more challenging and some are supported by downloadable databases for independent study. Worksheets and information for parents and teachers complete the picture. All modules have been designed to be easy to use and yet be thought-provoking.”

Ad Decoder – “Learning about the messages behind the ads will help you understand the differences between real vs. ideal and know the truth will help you craft a positive self-image!”

Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).

Original image “Tools” by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

Gloma said...

Thanks for the information. I work with ESOL students and some times they need help with their core subjects.These links are great.