Friday, August 14, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/14/15

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

Through the Wild Web Woods Fun game on internet safety (L:E; SA:A)

Penguin Jump Maths – “Penguin Jump Maths is an interactive math drill game where you navigate the penguin back to its home by jumping on ice-block with correct answer over it for each questions presented on the screen. Whoever reaches home first, wins the game.” (L:E; SA:M)

Professor Garfield Online Safety – free iPad app; “After buying a special anniversary issue of the PET FORCE comic book, Nermal goes online to the PET FORCE message board. Excited to connect with other fans, Nermal starts chatting with someone who uses the online name “comic_cat12.” When comic_cat12 asks Nermal to meet in person and bring the special issue, Arlene is a bit skeptical. Enter Professor Garfield and Dr. Nova, who talk to Nermal about keeping his personal information safe online.In addition to the story that unfolds, an interactive "Try" and "Apply" section are included to help users gain insight to safe surfing. Try your hand at using the Internet safely and Apply your knowledge to keep your personal information safe.” (L:E; SA:A)

Safety Land – fun game on online safety  (L:E;SA:A)

Vibby – “Vibby is a fast-growing video platform that enables users to highlight, share and discuss the best parts of any online video, thereby making content more engaging, as well as providing invaluable analytics on user interaction at a very granular level.” (L:T;SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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