Friday, December 5, 2008

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom

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!

Free Poverty – “ allows everyone to contribute in donating water to people from all over the world who live in extreme poverty. By letting users locate places on the map, their accuracy will determine how many cups of water will be donated on their behalf. Therefore, FreePoverty aims to: - Provide clean drinking water to those in need, Make users realize that they can make a difference, Let users learn something about geography that they may have not known before.”

Virtual Frog Dissection – this was so cool! This was a great way to dissect a frog online.

Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of the Three CyberPigs – “The purpose of the game is to teach kids how to spot online marketing strategies, protect their personal information and avoid online predators. The accompanying Teacher's Guide explains how to play the game, gives background information on the issues of online marketing, spam and children's privacy and provides activities and handouts for classroom use.”

Letters to the Next President - Middle and high school students from across the country are using Google Docs to write about the issues and concerns they want our next president to address.

Kids on the Net – “Kids on the Net was one of the first websites on the internet to invite children to submit their writing. Now there are thousands of Kids on the Net writers - have a read! We want children all over the world to send us your writing - poems, stories, articles and reports, opinions, writing about yourselves - whether you write it at school, at home, in a library or club, or anywhere else.”


M-Dawg said...

Loved the free poverty web site and Writing our Future - letters to the next President web site.

Also would suggest - it's a great vocabulary game plus you are feeding people.

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loonyhiker said...

M-Dawg: Glad you like them. I like the Free Rice site too! Thanks for the reminder.

loonyhiker said...

Eric: Glad you like this! Thanks for the link also.