Friday, May 4, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/4/12

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

Electrocity - “ElectroCity is an online computer game that simulates, in a very simplified way, energy management in New Zealand. ElectroCity allows players to create their own city and explore different approaches to energy and the environment. It is educational and fun.” (L:M, H ; SA: S )

HumanLine - “ is a visual library related to our civilization's history, art and science. Our dream is to collect as many visual material as we can and contribute to the preservation of the world's heritage.” (L: G ; SA: A )

Hydro to Home - “Join us on the interactive journey of clean energy. Learn how all the rain and snow that falls in our province is harnessed as energy, how it makes its way to our homes and ultimately how it powers our lifestyles.” (L: G ; SA: S )

Engineering Interact - “Interactive science and engineering for 9-11 year olds” (L: E ; SA: S )

Wide World Science: Lizard Project! - “We are excited to present the very first "Youngzine Live!" series by Aaron Reedy. Aaron and the rest of the team are working on a National Geographic funded Lizard Project and are passionate about bringing science from the field to classrooms.” (L:E, M; SA: S)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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