Friday, January 11, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/11/13

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

ThinkB4U- “Who doesn't love to chat, text, and post details of their lives online? Just about everybody does, but it's good to think about what you're sharing and its impact on people. And don't forget the invisible audiences - people you never even thought of who can see your stuff now or later - for what you share out there.” (L:G; SA:A)

Block Posters - “create any size wall posters from any size images, totally free to use! Upload an image from your computer and choose how many sheets wide you would like your poster to be once printed (L:T; SA:A)

Lincoln - great resources about Abraham Lincoln; info about the movie also (L:T; SA:SS)

Unused Words - “ is here to extract your language from the pond of habituation it comfortably floats on. As our follower, you will learn a new word every day; you will learn its etymology, different synonyms to it as well as different uses to the word. New and exciting words lead habitual thought patterns in new directions allowing the thinker to breach conventions” (L:M, H; SA:LA)

Wonderville - “It features curriculum-linked resources that will add impact and interest to your lessons.

Use these printable activities, games, videos, word searches, puzzles and comics to make science relevant and meaningful in your classroom. These have been prepared by expert educators working with leading scientists to assure accuracy and usefulness.” (L:E,M; SA:S)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

Nancy McCarroll said...

Good tips, Pat.

I clicked on the poster tab; what a great site!