Friday, August 14, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/14/09

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!

Funbrain Math Baseball – multiplication game using baseball as motivation

Dinosaur World – “BBC, Travel back in time and meet the Jurassic giants roaming a 3D dinosaur landscape. It's an old favourite - the game inspired by the groundbreaking computer animation of the BBC TV series Walking with Dinosaurs.”

Explore Careers – on Princeton Review, click on the career quiz to take a 5 min. quiz. You do need to sign up for free account to get results though.

Educational Wikis – Resources and Articles in Education

Playful Learning Experiences – great suggestions for different subjects, can be used at home or in school.

Original image: 'Menards Tool Demos' by: Brian Herzog


Jonathan Wylie said...

Sorry, but I think that Math Baseball game is terrible. I teach in elementary schools and this does not hold attention for very long. We NEED to have educational games that are a better quality than this. A better Fun Brain activity is the Math Arcade.

Lisa said...

I have to say, I'm really enjoying your blog. The resources you find are great and very helpful to a Mom who likes to "assist" her kids education. Thanks for this great resource!

loonyhiker said...

@Jonathan Thanks for your comment and the link to the Math Arcade!

loonyhiker said...

@Lisa I'm so glad you are finding it useful! That is what I hoped for!

Hannah's Mom said...

Loonyhiker--I know what you mean! I am such an academics focused teacher--even if it's functional academics but we have to remember to include recreation into everything else we teach. Fortunately, last year I had a great Adapted PE teacher and she taught my kids Wii, modeling clay, arts and crafts as well as PE skills. In our community, it is called Theraputic Recreation, incase you want to try to point your students towards that.

Tom DeRosa said...

This is another career exploration website (I don't think it requires any registration):

Tom DeRosa said...

This is another career exploration website (I don't think it requires any registration):