Friday, April 27, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 4/27/12

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

A Better Calculator - graphing calculator (L:H; SA:M)

Slatebox - Mindmapping tool (L:G; SA:A)

3DTin - create your own 3D models (L: M, H; SA: A)

Socrative - “Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.” (L:G; SA: A)

LearnClick - “Take any text, mark the words you want to learn and transforms your text into a cloze deletion test”. (L:G; SA: A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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