Friday, April 23, 2010

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 4/23/10

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!

Easy Poster Printer – requires free download (only works on PC), “enables you to print posters of any size (max 20x20 meters) with a regular printer. Just drag n drop your picture into the application and click print.”

That’s Not Cool – teaching appropriate online behavior; videos that can lead to great discussions

Lego Education Lesson Plans – activities for educators using LEGOs to teach and demonstrate math and science concepts

Arounder – “offers gives travelers a vivid sense of what a city has to offer: historical cathedrals and works of art, museums featuring famous artists, local cafes and stores, breathtaking mountain-top views, quiet parks and gardens. Each issue contains a series of interesting panoramas giving you a full immersive view of the cities. Navigation is easy with Google maps of the city and surrounding area. Every issue also links to local merchants with virtual tours of hotels, restaurants, spas and stores.

Internet Safety with Professor Garfield – great guide of students, parents, and teachers on internet safety.

Original image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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

2 comments:

Lorena said...

Thanks Pat for the great links that you share every friday!

Student Handouts, Inc. said...

I love the idea of using Legos as an educational tool.

But honestly, I simply love playing with Legos.

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