Friday, March 18, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/18/11

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!

RSOE – from Free Technology for Teachers - “RSOE is a service based in Hungary that is using publicly available data sets to create a continuously updating Google Map of emergency events. Click on any icon on the map to learn about the event. The types of things you're likely to find on the map are car, rail, and airplane accidents, seismic activities, outbreaks of illnesses, fires, and nuclear energy events.” The recent events that happened in Japan were seen on this map after it happened. I think this is a really cool site to visit!

The Face Of 7 Billion – Interactive display by National Geographic showing language, nationality, religion, livelihood, urban vs. rural, and literacy of the earth’s population ; graphic in which the world's 7 billion population is depicted by 7,000 human figures, each representing a million people.

Little Bird Tales – “was created to help nurture children's creativity and imagination while simultaneously creating one of a kind childhood treasures that can easily be shared. We are dedicated to providing a safe web environment for children, free of advertising, merchandising and links to other sites.” Upload pictures, record voice, add text, share with others.

TurfMutt – free science program; “Inspire your students to become environmental stewards! TurfMutt offers standards-aligned science lesson plans for grades 3-5, educational videos, activities, puzzles and more to promote your students' appreciation of the green space that surrounds them every day.”

Vocab Genii –vocabulary games to build up your vocabulary

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

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

Habitat For Humanity said...

The Habitat for Humanity is another great tool helping teach all ages about housing issues around the world. They offer lesson plans, work sheets, assessments, online courses and other resources. For more info please go here: