Friday, February 27, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 02/27/09

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!

Pennies for the Planet – “Pennies for the Planet is a nationwide campaign that taps into the amazing power of kids to help critical conservation projects. For the last several years, kids have been collecting pennies (and nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars, too!) to help save wild places and wildlife in the United States and around the world…On this website, you’ll find everything you need to get started, including information about each project; fund-raising ideas; recognition and prizes; and more!”

Math Counts Problem of the Week – a math problem each week is posted, there also information on setting up a club and competitions that you can participate in if you want to.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - they “ offer over 200 free resources including: Writing and Teaching Writing, Research, Grammar and Mechanics, Style Guides, ESL (English as a Second Language), Job Search and Professional Writing

Math Worksheet Creator – Free math worksheets for 2nd through 5th grade

Bank Jr. – “Learn about money basics, money math, money in your life, money in your world, nation, and community, and business. Get the information you want by choosing Elementary or Grades 6+. From there you can choose what you want to learn by going to a topic on the left. You can even take a quiz or two to see what you remember OR Use the Savings Wizard to keep track of your progress as you save your money for something special you want...”

Original image: 'My saddle bag' by: Richard Masoner

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