Friday, July 9, 2010

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/9/10

tools1 Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my 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!

Smart.fm – “takes the burden out of learning by automatically creating a learning schedule that adapts to the individual’s performance and needs.”; different topics to choose from and learn

Fuel the Brain – “educational resources and games”

Shedd Aquarium – “contains a treasure trove of aquatic science resources for K-12 teachers and students. SEA brings the Philippines to life for your students with fact sheets and multimedia interactives based on the Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium.”

EcoKids – “environmental education site for kids and teachers”

Time Maps – “The aim of the TimeMap of World History is to ‘communicate history in a truly engaging way’.

To do this, we use a combination of timelines, maps, and encyclopedia entries merged together to create both authoritative content and an enjoyable user experience. The result is a unique interactive guide through history, stopping at each and every civilization, empire and country along the way.”

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

Original image: Tools by Pat Hensley

2 comments:

luckeyfrog said...

Shedd Aquarium has some great lessons and interactive software!

I used them just the other day, and the kids really enjoyed it.

Lori said...

I really liked the Time Maps web site. It's going to be perfect for a quick review with my AP Euro History class on the first day of school.

Thank you for sharing!

Hope you are enjoying the summer. :-)