Friday, February 21, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 2/21/14

tools1 Here 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

The Great DepressionFirst person accounts of the Great Depression (L:M, H; SA:SS)

60 Second Civics -  “60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government.” (L:M, H; SA:SS)

Learning Pod – “Learningpod's goal is to help our community build the largest library of free, online practice questions in the world. We believe great education should be available to anyone who wants to teach or learn.” (L:G; SA:A)

TouchDevelop – “TouchDevelop lets you create apps on iPad, iPhone, Android, PC,Mac, Windows Phone. Our touch-friendly editor makes coding fun, even on your phone or tablet!” (L:M, H; SA:A)

Spanish is Your Amigo – Learn Spanish (L:G; SA:FL)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley


Learningpod said...

Glad you found us! Let us know if you need any help exploring Learningpod or if you'd like more information.

Deanna said...

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