Friday, July 13, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/13/12

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

JoyTunes - Apps that are“ interactive video games controlled by regular instruments, helping children and adults to learn to play real music on real instruments.” (L: G: SA: FA)

Story Bricks - Build your story (L: G: SA: LA)

Artists Toolkit - “Artists use visual elements and principles like line, color and shape as tools to build works of art. Each title below has three sections: Watch an animated demonstration, Find examples of the concept in works of art from museums, Create your own composition.

Solar Storm - “Help them spot explosions on the Sun and track them across space to Earth. Your work will give astronauts an early warning if dangerous solar radiation is headed their way. And you could make a new scientific discovery.”

Who Pooped? - “One way scientists learn about animals is by studying their poop -- also called “scat”

or "dung." Let’s look at some animal poop and see if you can guess who left it behind. (L:E, M; SA: S )

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

Sioux said...

I checked out "Who Pooped" (because as a 3rd grade teacher, I deal with gross stuff all the time) and then checked out the art one, thinking I would tell our art teacher about it, but I found I can also use it. (They have a symmetrical/assymmetrical video.)

As usual, thanks for the links.