Friday, March 9, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/9/12

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

Calme - calendars made easy (L: G; SA: A)

Planetarium - “An interactive sky map for exploring the stars and planets.” (L:G; SA: S)

Rubrics for Assessment - “A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/ report, PowerPoint, podcast, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other web 2.0 projects.” (L:G; S: A)

Turf Mutt -Foster an appreciation of the environment and an interest in the green space in your community with these classroom resources designed for students in grades K-5, recently updated with NEW lesson plans and activities for K-2!” (L: E; S: S)

Visions of Earth - “Each month, National Geographic magazine features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth. Browse through visions of the world as seen through a photographer's eye.” (L:G; S: SS, FA)

Original Image by Pat Hensley


chocdaisies said...

Thank you so much. My son and I have been looking at the night sky lately and the Planetarium website is great. He is in 4th grade and interested in the stars. Last week we looked at Venus and Saturn as they were very visible.

As a teacher the Visions of Earth link is something I will share with other teachers in my school the picture were amazing.

loonyhiker said...

@chocdaisies I'm so glad you found some of these resources useful! Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment!