Friday, April 8, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 4/8/11

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!

Diagramly – free diagram drawing program

National Financial Capability Challenge – “is an awards program designed to increase the financial knowledge and capability of high school aged youth across the United States so they can take control over their financial futures. It challenges high school teachers and other educators to teach the basics of personal finance to their students, and rewards students, educators, schools, and states for their participation and their success. Educators and top-scoring students will receive award certificates, and schools and states with the highest participation rates will earn special distinction.”

International Childrens Digital Library – “The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge.”

Seussville – “is the place for children of all ages to play and learn with Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully whimsical books and classic characters. The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and all of the Dr. Seuss books leap to life through interactive games and activities that will enrich each child’s reading experience.”

Magnetic Poetry – Make your own poetry or read others using their “magnetic words.” A lot of fun and easy to use.

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

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley


Maddie said...

Thanks for the tips! I'll be joining Teach for America in June and definitely plan on using your website as a resource.

loonyhiker said...

@Maddie Glad you found this useful! Thanks for reading my blog!

Habitat for said...

Another great tool for teachers to use can be found at the Habitat for Humanity website. They offer lesson plans, worksheets, assessments, and online courses for all students on housing issues around the world. For more information please go here: