Friday, July 25, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/25/14

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

Made from History – great resource for history teachers! Topics include WWI, WWII, Civil War, and Referenced Blogs (L:G; SA:T)

Antarctic Food Web Game – “This interactive game adapted from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences challenges players to build a food web, a complex model that shows how various food chains in an ecosystem are connected. Players must position the names of producers and consumers in the correct places in a diagram. The completed diagram reveals how energy flows through an Antarctic ecosystem and the relationships between predators and prey.” (L:M,H; SA:S)

Baby Names – “Using US census data this map looks at how names have grown and waned in popularity in different states since the early 1900s.” (L:G; SA:A)

Visits - With visits you can browse your location histories and explore your trips and travels. Our unique map timeline visualization shows the places you have visited and how long you have stayed there. Add photos from Flickr to your visits and share your journey with your family and friends! (L:G; SA:A)

Smarty Pins – A fun geography trivia game (L:G; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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