Friday, July 26, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/26/13

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

100 Years of Flight - “Scholastic.com's 100 Years of Flight allows your students to explore the history, science and adventure of humankind's journey through the air. The online activities include the first flight of the Wright brothers in 1903, the life and times of pilot Amelia Earhart, and the exploration of space. As students explore the activities, they can build their own virtual plane, write a newspaper article, build a timeline, and participate in a paper airplane contest.” (L:G; SA:A)

Funbrain - free math and reading games and activities (L:E,M; SA:A)

18 Google Earth and Map Lessons - from Free Technology for teachers (L:G; SA:A)

Thinkuknow - “Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. All the information here is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.” (L:G; SA:A)

iStorybooks - Stories to read with young children (L:E; SA:LA)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

2 comments:

Diane Jordan said...

http://www.coolmath.com/home.htm and http://jmathpage.com/ are both great math pages for kids. My students enjoy them. Jonnies a s wonderful for differnetiating.

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Pat Hensley said...

Thanks Diane! I love when readers add useful info to the list!