Friday, November 29, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/29/13

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

Figure This – “demonstrates challenging middle school mathematics and emphasizes the importance of high-quality math education for all students.  Funding for the project was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Education.” (L:M; SA:M)

Civil War Animated Maps – “Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more.(L:M,H; SA:SS)

Map Your Recipe – “enter the ingredients of a recipe and it will show you where the fruits and vegetables that went into it were first domesticated.” (L:G; SA:LA, SS, S)

Smithsonian Science Education Centerscience games from the Smithsonian (L:G; SA:A)

PlaceSpotting – google map quiz (L:H; SA:SS)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley


Jeff said...

Great resources. Here is another educational resource that you may like. Check it out at

Pat Hensley said...

Thanks Jeff. I appreciate you sharing that site! It looks great.