Friday, May 17, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/17/13

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

MathisPower4U - Youtube videos: Math tutorials on arithmetic to calculus and beyond (L:G; SA: M)

The Art of Storytelling - “Experience a Story: Listen to stories, read and view pictures inspired by our collections created by visitors like you.;Tell a Story: Become a storyteller as you write and record a story inspired by works in the museum’s collection.; Picture a Story: Create your own work of art using objects and characters found in some of the museum’s most noteworthy paintings. Enjoy, and let your creativity flow through pictures and words!” (L:G; SA: A)

Video Notes - take notes while watching a video; put the url of the video in and watch on one side while taking notes on the other side. Then share your notes if you want to. (L:G; SA: A)

The Economics of Seinfeld - “Seinfeld ran for nine seasons on NBC and became famous as a “show about nothing.” Basically, the show allows viewers to follow the antics of Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer as they move through their daily lives, often encountering interesting people or dealing with special circumstances.It is the simplicity of Seinfeld that makes it so appropriate for use in economics courses. Using these clips (as well as clips from other television shows or movies) makes economic concepts come alive, making them more real for students. Ultimately, students will start seeing economics everywhere – in other TV shows, in popular music, and most importantly, in their own lives.” (L:M,H; SA: M, SS)

Popcorn Maker - “Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web — from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds.” (L: T; SA: A )

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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