Friday, May 13, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/13/11

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 Hangman – Fun and educational game; great to use when you have some extra time in the classroom

Joliprint - Save web articles as PDF for reading later.

Arts Alive – “the National Arts Centre's performing arts educational website. Learn about orchestral music, dance, English and French language theatre, and explore engaging archival collections.”

JellyCam – for making free stop-motion movies.

Weatherspark – “a new type of weather website, with interactive weather graphs that allow you to pan and zoom through the entire history of any weather station on earth. Get multiple forecasts for the current location, overlaid on records and averages to put it all in context.”

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

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley


jfb57 said...

There are always some great ideas on these posts. Do feel free to link some of them on the Resource Centre for teachers to

loonyhiker said...

@jfb57 Thanks for your comment. I added a link to your post and will be sharing the link this coming Friday for others.

Sioux said...

Pat---Have you ever considered putting all these links together in a publication? You could self "publish" it, make a bit of money on each one you send out, and I am sure teachers would appreciate having them all in one place. (I always find several helpful places each time you do a post like this.)

loonyhiker said...

@Sioux No, I never thought of that. I may try to do that and make it into a pdf file. Then I could ask for a donation if people are interested in getting it in one file. Thanks for the suggestion!

Jorge said...

I am just starting out in education currently working on my masters and reading your blog has given me a new way to open my eyes to finding education tools i may need to use in the classroom

John Behan said...

I love JellyCam! Now to get my school to invest in some webcams :) Nice find.