Friday, April 3, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 4/3/15

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

Shelf Life  I recently got an email  about this saying it was  an “original series about the history and importance of scientific collections.” (L:M,H; SA:S)

Numbeo – “Numbeo is the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. Numbeo provides current and timely information on world living conditions including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution.” (L:H; SA:SS, C)

Consumer Education at the Mall – “In our virtual mall, you can play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners, and much more. You’ll learn key consumer concepts, such as how advertising affects you, how you benefit when businesses compete, how (and why) to protect your information, and how to spot scams. What better place to do it than at the mall! (L:E,M; SA:LA, M, SS)

The Price of Freedom – interactive historical timeline of American wars (L:M,H; SA:SS)

Dinosaster – “play as T-Rex, discover amazing dinosaur facts and see what really happened to dinosaurs. (L:E; SA:S)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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