Friday, March 16, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/16/12

 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!
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: Tools by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

Sioux said...

I just spent the last few minutes basking in the beauty of the National Geographic photos. Thanks, Pat, for sharing these resources.