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
The Climate Time Machine – “Play with the Climate Time Machine. See back into the past and ahead to a possible future.” (L:E,M; SA:S)
Antonym Match – free iPad app; “Antonym MATCH is an interactive, educational, fun match game for school age children, adults and lifelong learners. This app would also be beneficial for English Language Learners!” (L:E; SA:LA)
WWF Together – “WWF Together brings you closer to amazing and endangered species than you ever could have imagined, letting you discover their lives and the work WWF does for them. Try out “tiger vision,” flap your wings like a migrating butterfly, and chop the panda’s bamboo. As part of each story, you’ll get to bring an animal into your world by taking a selfie with its origami or placing it in a scene.” (L:G; SA:S)
Royalty Free Music – “Who says you can't get something for nothing? Royaltyfreemusic.com offers a variety of FREE high-quality royalty-free items, including royalty-free stock footage, royalty-free sound effects, royalty-free clip art, royalty-free images, royalty-free photos, and of course, royalty-free stock music. Our free Royalty Free Music section provides you with the resources you need to complete a variety of educational, personal, and non-profit projects. Need to put together a school presentation by tomorrow? Check out our collection of free royalty-free stock photos and free PowerPoint music for images and slideshow music that are certain to impress your teacher. Want to add the perfect finishing touch to a promotional video for your non-profit organization? Our free sound effects contain crowd sounds, nature sounds, and other realistic sounds that will help educate others about your organization and its mission. Putting together an educational film with a limited budget? Download stock music from our selection of free royalty-free classical music for background music that promotes learning.
If you are an educator who would like to use royalty-free music in your classroom, click the Free Music Programs link to submit an application to download stock music free of charge. Royaltyfreemusic.com's free music program gives educators free access to tracks from our stock music library to use in a variety of educational projects. Educators can download royalty-free stock music, slideshow music, sound effects, and more for use in educational projects to enhance learning.” (L:G; SA:A)
Toontastic 3D – “With Toontastic 3D, you can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories, science reports, and all your other wacky ideas.” (L:G; SA:A)
Original photo by Pat Hensley