Friday, January 13, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/13/12

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!

Note: Each resource is labeled with a level and subject area to make it easier to use.

Levels: E: Elementary; M: Middle; H: High; G: General, all levels; SN: Special Needs; T: Teachers

Subject Areas: LA: Language Arts, English, Reading, Writing; M: Math; S: Science; Health; SS: Social Studies, Current Events; FA: Fine Arts; Music, Art, Drama; FL: Foreign Language; PE: Physical Ed; C: Career; A: All

Test Your News Knowledge2011 End of the Year Quiz (L: M, H; SA: SS)

Poster My Wall – “Make poster-sized collages, Use your photos or your friends' Facebook albums, Use free poster backgrounds or upload your own, Get big, high quality posters up to 3 feet tall, Free downloads, prints from $7.50 + shipping” (L: G; SA: A)

Bookboon – “Bookboon's free online textbooks for students are focused and to the point. They are all written by highly respected professors from top universities in the world and cover topics such as economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science.” (L: H, T; SA: A)

Hubii – “Browse the news in a completely different way! Use the map to search for what you want; filter by news categories, by language, by time, go where you want with a couple of clicks....browse the news like you never did before!” (L: M, H; SA: A)

NobelPrize.Org – “'s educational section consists of 46 productions. Of these, 29 are interactive learning games of various sorts and degrees of difficulties. Most of them also includes a "Read more" about the subject.” (L:M, H; SA: A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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