Friday, December 28, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/28/12

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

Stop Bullying - “StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent andrespond to bullying.” (L:G; SA: A )

Educational Resources -200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More (L: T; SA: A )

Aesop’s Fables Interactive Book - “The Aesop for Children interactive book is designed to be enjoyed by readers of any age. The book contains over 140 classic fables, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and interactive animations.” (L:G; SA: A )

US Electoral Compass - “a radial representation of the variation in US electoral priorities by state. Using data from Twitter and online news websites, Brandwatch measured the proportion of Tweets and press discussions concerning each of 30 policy areas. Every topic was then assigned a percentage score for news articles or Tweets about each presidential candidate, and all 30 were ranked according to the proportion of discussions they featured in. Select a state and date range to filter the data, and move your cursor over a figure for more information. Policy areas are ranked on the right.” (L:H; SA: SS )

My Homework - an app to “track your homework, tests, projects and lessons.” (L:H; SA: A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

Joel Windels said...

Glad you liked our Electoral Compass, even after the election!

Thanks,

Joel (LCM at Brandwatch)