Friday, July 12, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/28/13

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

Character Scrapbook - analyze characters in any book (L:G; SA: LA)

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Free art history books online (L:H; SA: FA)

Dialect Survey - 122 questions were asked and put into this visual graph to show difference in dialects around the country. I found this fascinating and I think students would too. (L:G; SA:A)

Elephant Voices - “One of the primary goals of ElephantVoices is to use our knowledge to speak up on behalf of elephants. We act as a voice for elephants via this website, scientific and popular articles, lectures, TV documentaries, interviews, radio broadcasts, expert statement and testimony, appearing in court, where necessary.” (L:G; SA:SS,S)

Who Am I - “Insights into genetics and brain science: find out about your brain, your genes and your body and the effect they have on your identity.”; fun game to play” (L:M, H; SA:S)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

No comments: