Friday, July 17, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/17/09

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my Personal Learning Network (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!

eInstruction Community – “Join the eInstruction Community to connect with other educators, find free high-quality resources, and learn about the latest best practices and technologies in classroom instruction. Resources are searchable to make finding what you need fast and simple. Plus, check out blogs and discussion boards to find out what other education professionals are talking about.” Some of my blog posts are also featured here and there are other blogs that share valuable information!

Pyramid Builder – experience the decisions that go into pyramid building and build your own for the king.

Amusement Park Physics - How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? In this exhibit, you'll have a chance to find out by designing your own roller coaster. Plan it carefully--it has to pass a safety inspection. You can also experiment with bumper car collisions.

50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

Timetoast – a great way to make timelines

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