Friday, May 27, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/27/11

tools1Here 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!

Patrimonium-mundi.org360 degree panoramic views of sites around the world;Click on the picture to visit 275 great sites from all over the world ! Discover wonders as if you were really there.”

Internet Safety Quiz – cute game for young children about internet safety

Google Map Maker – “lets you add to and update the map, for millions of people to see in Google Maps and Google Earth. You can add your local knowledge for over 180 countries and regions. Get started mapping the places you know.” – “is simply the easiest way to record and share your presentation. With Present.Me you just upload your slides, click record, present into your webcam and then publish instantly on the web.” – “The lesson plans accompanying explore’s films are written for use in the K – 12 classroom and are connected to grade level national standards. Background information about the non-profit organizations is provided along with questions for guided discussion about the films. The questions are intended for students to connect to the people and issues profiled by exploring and developing their own viewpoints and opinions.”

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

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley


Katie said...

This fall will be my first year of teaching and I got thrown into teaching K-8 Computers/Technology! This has already been tremendously helpful! Thank you!

M. Dunn said...

Your site really is great. You're an inspiration for those of us starting our own blogs and you provide a wealth of information on teaching resources. Thank you for doing this, and keep up the great work.

Michael Todd Bernard said...

Love your blog site. I have been teaching for about 13 years and if there is one piece of advice I would give to all teachers (especially new ones) it would be this: Expand your knowledge as a teacher by getting into the habit of waking up one hour earlier than usual each morning and studying in your field. I have maintained this habit for several years. Each morning, I rise at 4:30, and study for at least one hour before preparing myself for work. In his book, Time Power, Brian Tracy recommends the following:
"Read at least one hour per day in your chosen field. One hour a day will translate into approximately one book a week. One book a week will translate into approximately fifty books over the next twelve months. If you read an hour a day, one book per week, you will be an expert in your field within three years. You will be a national authority in five years, and you will be an international authority in seven years."
One hour of study each day will expand your knowledge, improve the quality of your thinking, inform your teaching prac-tices, and can make you an expert.

mlofi said...

Thank you for sharing these great sites! All are great aids to use in the classroom, and they fit a wide age range. They can be incorporated into a variety of lessons. I espaecially liked It makes it possible to take a trip anywhere in the world without leaving your classroom.

Study in UK said...

This is not the first of your posts I've read, and you never cease to amaze me. Thank you, and I look forward to reading more.