Friday, October 14, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/14/11

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!

Go Social Studies Go – multimedia books created by a teacher about different social studies topics.

Boom Writer – “is a supremely engaging creative writing website that has students reading, writing and assessing content in ways they’ve never done before! It's easy & it's free.

  1. The teacher selects or produces his or her own story start, and the students let their imagination and writing skills take over.
  2. One chapter at a time, the students write, read, and then vote on the submissions they like the most. The winning chapter is then added to the story and the process continues.
  3. The teacher determines the total number of chapters to be completed, and when the competition is over a new book is ready to be published.

Pets in the Classroom – “Pets in the Classroom grants are offered to Kindergarten through Sixth grade classes only in both public and private schools. These grants are intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. The welfare of the small animals involved is of paramount importance. These grants must not be used for the purposes of research or experiments of any kind.”

Hohli – Online Charts Builder

UNESCO Places – explore over 900 World Heritage Sites

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

Original Image: Pat Hensley


Mike Hendsbee said...

I feel like I’m constantly looking for interesting things to read about a variety of subjects, but I manage to include your blog among my reads every day because you have honest entries that I look forward to. Here’s hoping there’s a lot more great material coming in SSAT Practice.

loonyhiker said...

@Mike Hendsbee Thanks so much for reading my blog! I'm glad you find some of my info interesting and useful. If you have any suggestions of topics you would like me to write about, feel free to let me know!