Friday, October 17, 2008

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/17/08

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!

Teachers in Space – “Teachers in Space journey is the selection of a small group of “Pathfinders” who will lead the way for the large numbers of astronaut teachers who come later. These Pathfinders will be the first astronaut teachers to fly in space and return to the classroom. The Pathfinder competitions will help us test our concepts for selecting astronaut teachers. The teachers who are selected to be Pathfinder astronauts will help us develop the preflight training course that all astronaut teachers will eventually receive.”

Counting Money – Teaching counting money worksheets, lesson plans, money exercises, counting change, free printable manipulatives, teacher tools activity.

I Know That- Money Workshop – Practice money skills.

Phun is a fantastic toy for children, where they can learn and appreciate physics, science and simulations in an open ended gameplay with rich creative and artistic freedom, including colorful freehand drawing.

Math Fair - A SNAP math fair is a non-competitive event that gives teachers an opportunity to have their students do problem solving with a particular goal in mind. The math fair can be adapted to almost any curriculum and set of standards, and it will motivate and inspire all of the students.


Penny Ryder said...

Are you trying out for the space one? My nubby would love to go into space and I always thought it would be pretty good. Can't hurt to try, right?!

loonyhiker said...

Wish I could but I'm not in the K-12 classroom anymore. Would love to know a teacher who went in space, so are you going to apply? :)