Friday, January 27, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/27/12

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

Primaries and Caucuses - featured lesson; “Students will examine the caucus and primary systems of selecting delegates, Students will discuss the processes involved in the two systems, Students will determine the pros and cons for each system” (L: H, SA: SS)

Running for Office - “The political cartoons in this exhibit, drawn by renowned cartoonist Clifford K. Berryman, illustrate the campaign process from the candidate’s decision to run for office to the ultimate outcome of the election. Although many political procedures have changed, these cartoons show that the political process has remained remarkably consistent; Berryman’s cartoons from the early 20th century remain relevant today.” (L: H; SA: SS)

Vatican Museums – virtual online tour of the Vatican (L: M, H; SA: FA, SS)

JFK Library and Museum – Interactive exhibits (L: G; SA: SS)

NASA@Home and City - “Have you ever wondered how space impacts your daily life? Pick a starting point and see how space traces back to you.” (L: M, H; SA: LA, S,SS)

Original Image by Pat Hensley

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