Friday, February 6, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 2/6/15

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

Clorox Classroom – “We've worked with a group of experts to create fun ideas to help educate kids, teachers and parents on healthy habits(L:E; SA:S)

Maily – “E-mail re-invented for kids; Kids create emails using five tools adapted to their needs: pencils, brushes, photos, backgrounds, stamps and their own words.” (L:E; SA:LA)

Forgotten Books – “the world's largest online library with 484,473 books available on demand.” (L:T; SA:A)

Germ Blaster – iPad app; “In Germ Blaster, an arcade style shooter game, you earn points to progress through levels by shooting six different pathogens with a specific weapon. Not sure which weapon to use? Search through the Pathogens and Weapons menus to learn which weapons can kill which pathogens. Germ Blaster is available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch!” (L:G; SA: S)

Class Responder – “Class Responder allows you to interact in real time with every student in class using smartphones, tablets, or personal computers. Teachers can assign lessons through Class Responder and students will automatically see the assignment and respond with their answers. You can review each student’s individual responses as well as comparing responses on a class level in order to measure understanding.” (L:T; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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