Friday, July 20, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/20/12

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

Physics Games - “online physics based games.” (L:H ; SA: S)

GeoBee Quiz - Take an online geography quiz. “You have ten questions to answer in as short a time as possible. The quicker you give the correct answer, the more GeoPoints you earn. In Apprentice mode, you have two chances to choose the correct answer. In Expert mode, you have only one chance. Once you've completed the GeoBee Challenge, see if your score was high enough to make it onto our Top 10 leaderboard. Come back every day for ten new questions!” (L:H; SA: SS)

Playfic - “Welcome to Playfic, the online community that lets you write, remix, share, and play interactive text-based games with the world.” (L: H; SA: LA)

Cube Creator - Great tool to organize reading notes, summarize information, check for reading comprehension. (L: G; SA: A)

Foodskey - videos, “the science behind what you eat and drink” (L: M, H; SA: A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

2 comments:

Sioux said...

Pat--I just tried out the "Cube Creator" and--as always--found a cool tool I can use.

The kids would enjoy making these, and they'd be easy to assess. Thanks for sharing.

Pat Hensley said...

@Sioux I thought that was a fun one too! Glad you enjoyed it!