Friday, March 6, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/6/09

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!

Thinkfinity - “…lots of free educational resources for standards-based K-12 lesson plans, educational games, music clips and videos”

The Attention Movie – interesting video about ADD

Cramberry – “a new web application that uses flashcards to help people study for exams, learn a new language, remember important things like birthdays or names, and much more. Getting started with Cramberry is simple, and usually takes less than a minute.”

Museum Box – “This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box.”

Abraham Lincoln: The Face of aWar – Lessons through the Smithsonian. “In the first lesson in this issue, students take a close look at Lincoln the man, as seen in two photographs, taken in 1860 and 1865, and in two plaster “life masks,” made in the same years. This exercise in portrait analysis leads to a study of events in the years between—years that changed Lincoln drastically—and might serve as an introduction to a unit on the Civil War. In the second lesson, students examine an eyewitness drawing of Lincoln’s arrival in the enemy capital of Richmond, Virginia, at the end of the war. As he moved among former slaves, Lincoln the person became freedom’s personification. Never before had an appearance by a president—the mere showing of his face—meant more to his audience.”

Original image: 'My Swiss Army Knife' by: Brian Herzog


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