Friday, August 20, 2010

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/20/10

tools2 Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my 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!

Bookwink – “Bookwink's mission is to inspire kids to read. Through podcasting and web video, we hope to connect kids in Grades 3 through 8 with books that will make them excited about reading. The videos are approximately 3 minutes long and are updated monthly. Each video booktalk is about a different topic, and additional read-alikes can be found on the Bookwink website. You can look for books by subject, grade level, author or title. We are constantly updating the book lists with our newest favorite books.”

Book Builder – “Use this site to create, share, publish, and read digital books that engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills.”

Lure of the Labyrinth – “is a digital game for middle-school pre-algebra students. It includes a wealth of intriguing math-based puzzles wrapped into an exciting narrative game in which students work to find their lost pet - and save the world from monsters! Linked to both national and state mathematics standards, the game gives students a chance to actually think like mathematicians.”

GeoEdu – free, downloadable game to learn geography

STAGE’D – “is a digital toy for creating animated comics.”

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

Original image: Tools by Pat Hensley


ava said...

Nice resources I especially like the idea of getting kids into books and the geography game.

Angela Maiers said...


These are fantastic resources, and thank you for sharing new ideas and tools with us consistently.

I just wanted you to know how much what you do matters. Your blog is one of my favorites- inspirational, practical, and driven from the heart! I feel so thankful to be learning with you in this space!