Friday, July 1, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/1/11

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!

Skype An Author Network – “The mission of the Skype an Author Network is to provide K-12 teachers and librarians with a way to connect authors, books, and young readers through virtual visits. Wouldn't it be great to invite authors into your classroom or library to video chat with students before, during, and/or after reading their books? We are growing a list of authors who want to make that connection with you via Skype.”

StudyBoost “Study using text messaging and instant messaging”

Vocabulix – learn languages free and online

Cleopatra’s Map – An interactive map of Cleopatra’s Alexandria

Mr. Printables – “a huge selection of free printables for kids and parents to enjoy together.”

Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).
Original Image: Pat Hensley


Sioux said...

The chance to skype an author really opens up a new world. Thanks, Pat! (Be safe!)

Mike Brown said...

Sounds like you are having a great time. If you go to Oregon a must see is Crater Lake National Park if you haven't been there. On my list of top 5 views I have ever seen. Look forward to seeing you back in Greenville.

Mike Brown

Liliana said...

I am a Spanish teacher and want to be in touch to share some good ideas in teaching K-5th graders.

Kathy said...

Keeping up on current research in your field of teaching is so important. Not only do I teach but I am also a nurse. This I really feel is a large problem with nurses. Once they become a nurse they do not continue their education, ever pick up a nursing magazine, or ever read about another medical at all. How do they know they are providing individuals with evidence-based nursing care?? This is such an important topic with me.