Friday, May 28, 2010

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/28/10

tools2 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!

The Science of Music – “Explore the science of music with us, through these online exhibits, movies, and questions. Along the way, you can compose, mix, dance, drum, experiment, and above all…listen.”

Physics Central – “With PhysicsCentral, we communicate the excitement and importance of physics to everyone. We invite you to visit our site every week to find out how physics is part of your world. We'll answer your questions on how things work and keep you informed with daily updates on physics in the news. We'll describe the latest research and the people who are doing it and, if you want more, where to go on the web.”

Teachers’ Pet – great resources to use with children age 3-11 years old; free printable stuff

Passport to Summer Reading – by Barnes and Noble, Kids read 8 books and track them, includes a parent and an educator kit, kids can get a free book off the list when they turn in their passport to Barnes and Noble.

AutoMotivator – create your own motivational poster

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

Original image: Tools by Pat Hensley


Anonymous said...

Science of Music has some great activities! A great way to get students to both make and appreciate at the same time. I can see both younger and older students getting enjoyment out of this site. I watched a music teacher use a similar program (need to download) which required students to not only mix sounds together but also choose sounds that fell on the same beat (perhaps a progression on the Science of Music activities). The kids loved sharing their final product with the class.

I'll definitely be bookmarking this one!

Anonymous said... is another new teaching resource site, definately worth checking out.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the head's up on the summer reading program. I think that is great for kids that like to read. Maybe those students who are not so into reading will pick up on this, because everyone likes something for free.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the head's up on the summer reading program. I think that is great for students who love to read. I am also hoping that students who are not real into reading may have some motivation to read more, because they will get something for nothing. Everyone loves to get free things.