Friday, March 14, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/14/14

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

Ratatype – (Thanks to Adam Fort for this link!) “Learn to type faster with Ratatype typing tutor. Take our touch typing lessons for free.” (L:G; SA:A)

Typeracer – (Thanks to Adam Fort for this link!) “the global typing competition. Increase your typing speed while racing against others.” (L:G; SA:A)

Your Next Read – “At YourNextRead we only feature books you have told us you have read, enjoyed and recommended for others to read. If you do not understand what you are meant to be looking for then YourNextRead is for you...!” (L:G; SA:A)

Trend Watch – words that are trending in the news and pop culture (L:G; SA:A)

Math videos – short math videos from Planet Nutshell (L:E; SA:M)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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