Friday, March 4, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/4/11

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!

Internet Safety with Professor Garfield – helps students protect themselves online

What Was There – “The premise is simple: provide a platform where anyone can easily upload a photograph with two straightforward tags to provide context: Location and Year. If enough people upload enough photographs in enough places, together we will weave together a photographic history of the world (or at least any place covered by Google Maps). So wherever you are in the world, take a moment to upload a photograph and contribute to history!”

Meet Me At Midnight – “an interactive adventure set in the Smithsonian American Art Museum (American Art). Our goal is to introduce youngsters to American art and artists using examples from our collection. We also aim to teach art terms and concepts in a fun, game-based setting. We hope this Web site will encourage you to take children to the Smithsonian American Art Museum—or to an art museum in your hometown.”

PBL Co-Laboratory – locate and share projects

Graphic Organizers – Lots of free and printable from Houghton Mifflin

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

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley


Dana said...

I really appreciate this information on tools that can be used in the classroom. I especially love the "Meet Me AT Midnigh"t adventure in the museum. I will absolutely love to use this web site in my classroom along with the kids activity guide on the site. Thanks for sharing!

A first grade teacher

loonyhiker said...

@Dana I'm so glad you found this useful!Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment!

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