Friday, July 19, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/19/13

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

DOGO News - “The leading source for current events, news and non-fictional articles for kids and teachers.  Featuring award-winning content written for children, DOGOnews is rapidly becoming the de-facto favorite for language arts, science and social studies lesson plans in the classroom and current events homework help at home.” (L:G; SA:A)

Country Maps - Public domain country maps (L:G; SA:A)

Youtube Tools - 8 overlooked tools (L:T; SA:A)

Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum - “Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer.” (L:M, H; SA:A)

Helicopter 2050 Challenge - “Tell us how your vision or design of the helicopter of 2050 will help overcome global challenges.” For ages 9-16. (L:G; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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