Friday, May 20, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/20/11

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!
Resource Centre – “I’m hoping to encourage more teachers to link with their ideas many of which will be able to be used by parents with their children at home. For those who are not teachers, there is a great way for teachers to get some informal training and support.”
Who Am I? – a history mystery, you are given 6 mystery people and need to choose 2 pieces of evidence to help you figure out who they are.
Google Art Project - Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.
Trading Around the World – “Play this game to experience the challenges and excitement of international trade. See if you can get the best price for the goods you sell and the biggest bargains for the goods you buy. Watch how the global economy is doing: the prices you'll be able to get and the deals you can make depend on how healthy the global economy is.”
Tsunami Mapper – “This mapplet shows how your local beach could be affected by a tsunami. Simply type in your location and click 'Find' to center the map. Then enter the wave height, the direction for the wave to travel, and double click on the tsunami starting point.”
Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).
Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

jfb57 said...

Wow! Thank you SO much for featuring the Resource Centre! It is growing VERY slowly but with support like this it will begin to gather momentum! Thank you!