Friday, December 12, 2008

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/11/08

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!

Youth Voices – “Youth Voices is a meeting place where students and their teachers share, distribute, and discuss their inquiries and digital work online. It's a space where teachers nurture student-to-student conversations, collaborations, and civic actions that result from publishing and commenting on each others texts, images, audio and video.”

Dept. of Energy for Educators – “provide information on age-grade and subject matter resources for "energy" to help point students along the path of learning.”

Ancient Egyptian Math – an internet treasure hunt. You open a page to type in your answers and then print them off. Use the internet to find the answers.

Test Toob – “You’ve entered a world of video sharing, community networking and scientific fun for middle school and high school students. Here in a sophisticated Web 2.0 setting, young people from around the world showcase their experiments, get feedback on their scientific trials, and learn from each other. TestToob is a place exclusively developed to showcase experiments done by school-age scientists. It offers the most up-to-date tools, fosters wonder, and gives youth an opportunity for creative self-expression. Simply, it’s a place to learn, to grow and to have safe fun.”

Teachers Connecting – “A place for K-12 teachers to find other teachers for cross-classroom collaboration.”

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