Friday, February 27, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 2/27/15

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

Heganoo - Creating beautiful maps with your personalized rich-content points of interest, is now easy as blogging. Include Sound Video Forms Links Text & Images. (L:G; SA:A)

Words Mine – free iPad app; spell words quickly before the screen fills up with blocks. (L:G; SA:LA)

Ecosystem Explorer – “the Ecosystem Explorer is a collection of videos, games, and infographics designed to take students deep into the ecosystems of three thrilling animals: vultures, wolves, and sharks. Use the related videos highlighted below to introduce each ecosystem and discover that the relationship between animals and humans is often much more complicated than we realize. Then, encourage students to play through the interactive and discover more exciting science about the ecology and conservation of these three worlds.” (L:M,H; SA:S)

Connect Four Review – a game in which that you have to create four sets of four related terms from sixteen terms displayed on the game board.” (L:G; SA:A)

 10 Monkeys – free android app; elementary school students can practice their multiplication skills (L:E; SA:M)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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