Friday, March 12, 2010

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/12/10

tool1 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!

EyePlorer – a graphical knowledge engine that shows relationships between terms; it was a lot of fun to play with

Volcano Above the Clouds – “join a scientific expedition to the glacier-capped summit of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain”; great links to videos, teacher’s guide, and slideshows

Artpad – a lot of fun for drawing and making your own sketches. I enjoyed playing with it.

Amazing Space – “Reveal the beauty and wonder of the cosmos to your students with this comprehensive listing of all of our interactive activities, graphic organizers, science content reading selections, and more. A description, suggestions for using the resource in the classroom, and related materials accompany each tool.”

Zhura – free online screenwriting software

Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).

1 comment:

JACN42 said...

Thanks for sharing this.. these are useful tools :)
Yes. I agree we have to keep up to date doing the research for integrating tech into our classes :)