Friday, February 13, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 02/13/09

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!

OCSD Interactive Games – games for students to play or create your own.

QuizEgg – “Build automatically graded quizzes that can be published online, then view the results in easy-to-read reports.” (free)

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

Astronomy for Kids – “, part of the KidsKnowIt Network, is the absolutely free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.”

Solar System 3D Simulator 3 – (free download required) “Solar System 3D Simulator is a software application that generates a realistic solar system model and planets in 3 Dimension on the PC using advanced physics formulas. It can display the planets and their orbits, the sun and the moon. The nine planets including planet earth and their detailed physical and chemical information and image pictures is also displayed including solar power, solar energy and solar eclipse details. The graphical output is in high-resolution 3D full color format and the orbit view can be adjusted and the orbits tilted and rotated to any angle. The speed of the solar system can also be varied. The Solar System model is useful for learning about the physics of the universe, astronomy, science projects and science experiments interactively for both adults and kids. Students of Elementary, Middle and High School can use it for science fair projects ideas, physics help, science news and creating science articles.”

Original image: 'Toolbelt (new)'

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