Friday, March 28, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/28/14

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

Exploratorium – “The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. We believe that following your curiosity and asking questions can lead to amazing moments of discovery, learning, and awareness and can increase your confidence in your ability to understand how the world works. We also believe that being playful and having fun is an important part of the process for people of all ages.We create tools and experiences that help you to become an active explorer: hundreds of explore-for-yourself exhibits; a website with over 50,000 pages of content; film screenings; workshops for lifelong learners including day camps for kids and family investigations; evening art and science events for adults—plus much more. We also create professional development programs for educators, and are at the forefront of changing the way science is taught. We share our exhibits and expertise with museums worldwide.” (L:G; SA:A)

Purpose Games – “Create your own games, host your own groups / classes, study for a test, or just dazzle us with your knowledge. PurposeGames is a completely FREE service!” (L:G; SA:A)

Electric Circuits – discover what goes on inside electrical items in your home and school. (L:E; SA:S)

Arthur Family Health – “Dealing with your child's health can be challenging and sometimes scary. Arthur and his friends are here to help with games, videos, and resources designed to help keep your family safe and strong.” (L:E; SA:S)

Lucidchart – “is a web-based diagramming application used to create compelling visual communications right in a web browser.” (L:G; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

Nishadha said...

Hi, I've noticed that you've added Lucidchart in the list. We also have a similar product called Creately which you can use to draw flowcharts, mind maps, Venn diagrams and many other diagrams useful for educational institutes. We also have discounted pricing scheme for educational institutes. Do give us a try and consider adding us to the list.