Friday, November 5, 2010

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/5/10

tools2Here 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!

The Art of Storytellingoffers educators a fresh outlet for introducing various writing genres to their students. Educators can use the lessons and related handouts below in their teaching.”

OpenStudy - is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things. Our mission is to make the world one large study group, regardless of school, location, or background.

Brain Nook – “BrainNook is a virtual world about helping children master basic concepts in Math and English by practicing them in mini-games, exploration, competition, and social interaction.”

Testmoz – “Testmoz is a test generator that sports 4 question types, automatic grading, a really simple interface and detailed reports.Testmoz is free, and does not require you (or your students) to register.”

Braineos – create your own flashcards or use those created by others

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

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley


Vlab said...

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Mark said...

Thanks for this bit of information. Honestly, I'm doing a research study on teachers behavior and what's going on inside classrooms and such.

This is the first time I've heard of Brain Nook, so I might try to look at that later. :-)