Friday, December 19, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/19/14

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

Winter Holiday Activities – “Download our free vocabulary word list and conduct a quick and engaging WordWriter project around our Holiday & Wintry Season lesson plan” (L:E; SA:LA)

Stain Solutions – “We have put together a comprehensive list of stain solutions. Each solution contains the supplies you will need and the preferred method for cleaning the stain.” (L:G; SA:A)

Mission Map Quest“Provide as many questions (clues) and answers (locations) as you like to create a virutal 'treasure hunt'. When you are finished you can save the game and share it with others. Players have to use each clue to collect the 'coins' that appear in each of your secret locations.” (L:G; SA:A)

Twister – “The "Twister" template allows you to create fictional "status updates" that can then be printed off for display purposes” (L:G; SA:A)

Try Engineering – “Tryengineering.org is a resource for students, their parents, their teachers and their school counselors. This is a portal about engineering and engineering careers, and we hope it will help young people understand better what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be made part of their future.” (L:M, H; SA:M, S)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

ann mosley said...

Excellent tips, also thank you for sharing these resources. I adore winter because you are able to turn lessons into a game. Even kids feel excited and take on any kind of activity. Of course, I prefer coming up with something special before holidays. Last year I used essay paper help online to create a play for students. This was an amazing experience. However I'm rather busy this year so I left major event to other educators and simply had a few games with my students. Ann