Friday, August 10, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/10/12

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

Inkle Writer - write interactive stories (L:G ; SA: LA )

Natural Reader - “The free version allows you to experience listening to any text on your PC. “(L: G; SA: A )

The Exquisite Forest - an online art project for creating animated stories collaboratively. (L: M, H; SA: LA, FA )

Great Quotes About Learning and Change - flickr pictures with quotes (L: T ; SA: A )

Mapmaker Interactive - “Explore your world with map themes, data, and tools for customizing your map (L: M, H; SA: SS )

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

Ron Starc said...

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