Friday, October 31, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/31/14

tools1Here 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

FlipQuiz – “free game-show style boards for educators” (L:G; SA:A)

Peep and the Big Wide World – “Many great activities for you to do, well, anywhere! Written by a preschool teacher who specializes in early childhood science, these easy-to-do ideas are fun ways for you and your kids to learn simple science and math concepts. Each activity extends the math and science ideas of each TV story.” (L:E; SA:M, S)

Freddy’s Fractions - “Compare fractions and collect correct answers, but watch out for submarines! The more answers you get correct the more coins you'll earn. Coins can be used to upgrade Freddy’s powers in 4 different ways -- protect him by adding shells, make him swim faster, keep his correct answer streak going to finish levels faster, and summon his explosive turtle call to scare off dangerous submarines.” (L:E; SA:M)

Congressional Moments“Find out how to use digital primary source materials of the Library of Congress and the Center on Congress.” (L:G; SA:SS)

Novels on Location – Find novels according to the location where they are set. (L:H; SA:LA)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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