Friday, August 24, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/24/12

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

Math Landing - “Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers” (L:T ; SA:M )

Gauging Your Distraction - “New studies show that drivers overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel. This game measures how your reaction time is affected by external distractions.” (L:H ; SA: A )

Math Fun Facts - “This archive is designed as a resource for enriching your math courses and nurturing your interest and talent in mathematics! Each Math Fun Fact is a math puzzle or short article that contains a cool mathematics idea. You'll can learn about the mathematics of things like card shuffling to poker to computer vision to fractals to music, just to name a few. This makes great enrichment material for gifted math students or problem-solving groups.” (L: G; SA: M)

Infogram - Create interactive infographics (L: G; SA: A)

Words Like - “WordsLike.net is a free service that allows you to find words and phrases that are similar or related to each other.” (L: G; SA: A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

2 comments:

Eleanor Ricardo said...

I agree that it's important for teachers to stay up to date. What do you think about incorporating technology into the classroom?

Pat Hensley said...

@Eleanor Ricardo I attended a conference this summer and it was stated that if teachers don't get on board with using tech in the classroom within the next 3 years, they need to find another job. I wholeheartedly agree. I think it should be used to enhance our lessons but not take the place of good teaching.