Friday, February 20, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 2/20/15

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

Odyssey A simple way for journalists, designers, and creators to weave interactive stories” (L:G; SA:A)

Google Earth Tour Builder – “Tour Builder is a new way to show people the places you've visited and the experiences you had along the way using Google Earth. It lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation.  (L:G; SA:A)

Playfic – “Welcome to Playfic, the online community that lets you write, remix, share, and play interactive text-based games with the world.” (L:G; SA:A)

StoryMap JS – “StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events.” (L:G; SA:A)

Inklewriter – “write interactive stories” (L:G; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley



1 comment:

Anna D said...

That Inklewriter things looks very interesting. I am going to consider that with my ESL student. I find that students are so engaged in technology nowadays, whereas for me reading and writing tend to be more about pen and paper (that's another topic I might discuss in my blog one day).