Friday, November 13, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/13/09

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!

Net Cetera – introduced by the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Consumer and Business Education.“In Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online, OnGuard Online gives adults practical tips to help kids navigate the online world.”

Explore – “Explore is a philanthropic multimedia organization that makes documentary films and photographs to showcase extraordinary nonprofit efforts and leaders around the world.

Through fact-finding missions to identify potential grant recipients, members of the Explore team see first hand where and how possible financial support might be used. Explore opens the door to a world most people never get to see - one that has been neglected by the mainstream media. Viewers meet the people affected by positive change catalyzed by philanthropy, and just as importantly, the leaders creating it.

Explore's film and images document how people from all over the world, from every walk of life, are taking positive steps that have local impact and global relevance. Inspirational content for the web, television and theatrical viewing include interviews, conversations and stories with local heroes. Its multimedia portal brings these individuals together as a collective voice that celebrates and encourages selfless acts of giving.”

Jessica Watson – “Jessica Watson is setting out to become the youngest person to sail solo non-stop and unassisted around the World.” Follow her journey and her blog.

D112IntegratingTechnology – great resource for integrating technology in the classroom

Spinner – Random Sixteen spinner that you can customize

1 comment:

Betty said...

Nice article. I agree that it's important that we share what works well in education and learn from others. A wonderful new book called "Lives of Passion, School of Hope" by author Rick Posner
is a book about what has worked well in an alternative school established over 30+ years ago. The alumni and the author offer their perspectives on how a school without grades, credits, or a set curriculum has affected them as adults. Some say it saved their lives! It's a remarkable story.