Friday, July 6, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/6/12

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

Vifinition - “an urban video dictionary where you can define, or rather vifine just about anything with videos.” (L: G; SA: LA)
Cube Creator - great to use for planning in your writing (L: G: SA: A)

Can Do Street - “is an animated, interactive web site for young children where can-shaped characters need help in making good choices to be safe, have fun and learn new things.” (L:E ; SA: A )

Motion Math - mobile math games ((L:E ; SA: M )

Earth Observatory - “share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and climate models.” (L: M,H ; SA: S )

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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