Friday, March 21, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/21/14

tools2 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

Iditarod Education PortalGreat resource about the Iditarod

Explain3D – “system of interactive 3D simulations helping people to learn how things work. Simulations are the best way to show your audience, how your products work and let them play with them. They can be very useful in education and presentation. Simulations can be accessed online using web browser, standalone on all types of computers or applications on tablets and smartphones.”

Many Eyes – “is a collection of data visualizations.” (L:G; SA:A)

Rubrics for Assessment – “A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.” (L:T; SA:A)

Tellagami – create your own talking avatar (L:G; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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