Friday, June 3, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/3/11

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!

Made in the Cloud 2011 Video Contest – “Enter the Made in the Cloud Video Contest! We want to see what you can do to help others learn something through a short video made using online tools. You've got until mid-August, when an audience at the 21st Century Learning Symposium conference in Port Huron, Michigan, will choose a winner.”

Invitation to World Literature – “This multimedia series, Invitation to World Literature, offers you a passport to this rich heritage via thirteen works from a range of eras, places, cultures, languages, and traditions. These are books that we hope spark your interest, or satisfy long-standing curiosity about things you wished you had read, or introduce works that are new to you, opening up a world of connections and experiences.”

National Jukebox - The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.

Letter Generator –helps students learn and write their own letters.

ISS Astro Viewer – shows the current position of the International Space Station

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

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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