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
Interactive Weather Maker – “you'll be able to turn a sunny day into a windy day. Or create a rainy day. And if you create the correct conditions, you can make a blizzard - complete with a whiteout!” (L:E; SA:S)
Trendwatch – highlights words that are trending in the news. (L:G; SA:A)
Youngzine – “Youngzine is a one-of-a-kind Web site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world -- in a simple, engaging and interactive manner. Our goal is to help parents and educators create a vibrant community of globally aware young citizens in an increasingly connected world. Along with news stories written specifically with our young audience in mind, Youngzine strives to inform using fun trivia, compelling visuals and videos.” (L:G; SA:A)
Smmry – “an automatic summary generator. Paste an article, editorial, or essay in the box and we’ll give back the most relevant sentences, in summary form.” (L:G; SA:A)
Knoword – “ When you start a new game you’ll be given a definition, the first letter of the word it’s referring to, and 1 minute to solve the problem. Guess the correct word and you’ll move on to the next puzzle. (L:M, H; SA:LA)
Original photo by Pat Hensley