Friday, January 30, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 01/30/09

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my PLN. 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!

XtraNormal – make text into movies

Tar Heel Reader - “a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces (i.e. switches, alternative keyboards, touch screens, and dedicated AAC devices). The books may be downloaded as slide shows in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format.”

Open Culture - “explores cultural and educational media (podcasts, videos, online courses, etc.) that’s freely available on the web, and that makes learning dynamic, productive, and fun. We sift through all the media, highlight the good and jettison the bad, and centralize it in one place.”

National Geographic Kids Expedition – here is a contest for you class to win trip to Peru. Enter by February 5, 2009. Students from age 9-14 write a 300 word essay to enter along with a photo taken by the student.

10 NASA Inventions You Might Use Every Day

Original image: 'Tools' by: Josep Mª Rosell

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