Friday, January 16, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/16/15

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

Digital Declaration of Independence – “This is an experimental edition of the Declaration of Independence that combines a high-resolution scan of the 1823 facsimile with (1) a full-text transcription of the text, (2) an annotated version of John Trumbull's 1819 painting of the signing of the document, and (3) an interactive map that plots the signers' hometowns on a Mapbox base layer.” (L:G; SA:SS)

Great Questions – “These questions are merely suggestions for getting a good conversation going. We encourage you to use the ones you like and to come up with your own.” (L:T; SA:A)

BioMan BiologyBioMan Biology is the fun place to learn Biology! Here you will find learning games, review games, virtual labs and quizzes that will help you to learn about cells, ecology, genetics, physiology, and much more! If you are a teacher, please check out the teacher section for ways to use the site to increase student engagement and learning. Remember, everything on this site is completely FREE to use!” (L:M, H; SA:S)

Classtools Countdown Timers – Add more than one timer; tune to Mission Impossible or The Apprentice available. You can also customize with your own tunes. (L:T; SA:A)

Scratch Jr. – free iPad app; With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn important new skills as they program their own interactive stories and games.” (L:E; SA:LA)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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