Friday, July 18, 2008

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 07/18/08

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found interesting this week. 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!

Big Universe – read books or create your own

Exalead – a search engine that lets you see the actual web page; "it also gives categories in the lateral columns to narrow down the search and provides as well a global search over Wikipedia"

Read the Words – tell what you want to read (can be a word document, pdf, html), then choose a reader, it will read it to you or you can download it as an mp3.

Secrets about Presidents – fun trivia for kids. They love to find out secrets and it is fun for teachers too. I learned some things I never knew about.

The Everyday Life Project – “The Everyday Life project uses interactive, situation-based lessons to teach functional literacy skills. This new approach to learning allows learners to apply their basic literacy skills to real-world situations so they can gain the confidence and skills to be successful.”

Photo credit: toolbox full by Austin ampersand Zak


M-Dawg said...

I really enjoyed the President fact site - makes the Presidents seem "human" so the kids would be interested in learning about them.

The Everyday Project link is great too. I work a second job (doggie store) and we've had a helped wanted sign posted for a few weeks. A lot of teenagers come in to fill out an application but they don't fill it out correctly so the owner won't hire them. This project link would help those kids out on the process of filling out an application.

As usual, great info for useful information in and out of the classroom - I have to admit I look forward to Fridays and reading your post! :-)

loonyhiker said...

m-dawg: You are so good about leaving me comments and I truly appreciate it! I always wonder if it is worth doing my useful sites on Friday and I don't want to bore anyone with them. You make me feel like it is worth sharing. Thanks again!