Friday, June 1, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/1/12

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

Science of Gardening - interactive; “gardening is both a science and an art. See how the plants we tend feed our bodies, our minds, and our senses” (L:M, H; SA: S)

Dance Mat Typing: “Make your way through all 12 stages and you can be a top typist.” (L:E; SA: A)

Glacier Works - “GlacierWorks is a non-profit organization that vividly illustrates the changes to Himalayan glaciers through art, science, and adventure.” (L:M, H; SA: S)

Sound Clips - “ empowers users to Share, Listen, & Download sound clips that have been uploaded to it's site.” (L:G ; SA: A)

Eat Different - “Track your meals each day, via desktop, mobile, or email. Snap photos for even better accountability. Don't worry about counting calories — instead, set your goals and drag a slider to indicate how well you do each day.” (L:H ; SA: S, PE )

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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