Friday, August 21, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/21/09

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!

Tech Tool: Facebook Applications for Learning – if Facebook isn’t blocked at your school, here are some applications that teachers would enjoy using with their students.

Wordle in the Classroom – Clif Mims shares a presentation about 38 interesting ways to use wordle in the classroom.

Literature Learning Ladders – “…make the connection between theory and practice by exploring some online resources related to literacy, themes, literature circles, technology, and learning.”

David Rumsey Map Collection – “has over 20,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented. Collection categories include antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall, childrens, and manuscript maps.”

Mud Puddles and Sunny Yellow Dandelions – just something to make you think and possibly smile.

Original image: 'The Right Tool' by: Emily

1 comment:

Mike said...

Isn't wordle a marvel? I just learned about another software that does something similar with words, but not as cool I don't think. It's called wordsift. I've got to learn more about this.