Friday, October 3, 2008

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/3/08

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found 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!

The NSTA Learning Center – access to journal articles, science objects and web seminars that are free

Classroom Game Templates and More – templates for The Price is Right, $100,000 Pyramid, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Family Feud and more.

Annenberg Media - Teacher resources and teacher professional development programming across the curriculum

Club Penguin – “Club Penguin is a snow-covered, virtual world where children play games and interact with friends in the guise of colourful penguin avatars. Players create a penguin, then waddle around the island of Club Penguin, engaging in a variety of fun and imaginative activities. Players can chat, send greeting cards, use emotes (emotion icons) or choose from a set of pre-defined actions such as waving or dancing. Users can also play games to earn virtual coins which can be used to buy clothing and accessories or furniture for their igloo. New content, such as games and theme parties, is added every week. Club Penguin is designed for 6-14-year-olds but is open to all ages. Club Penguin is free to play, although additional features such as buying clothing or decorating an igloo, require a membership.”

Visualize Science – “Welcome to the first shocked science lab on the WWW (growing since December 1995). This site will let both students and teachers interact with material on the web, rather than just reading text. “


Penny Ryder said...

The third grade class I taught last year really loved Club Penguin. They used it when they had free time in the computer lab. I've saved the games site to delicious to look at later.
Thanks for finding these for us.

M-Dawg said...

Loved the templates and Anneberg site. I've used the Anneberg site while teaching the Middle Ages Unit with my 9th graders.