Friday, October 8, 2010

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

tools1 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!

Wordia – “is a high-quality online dictionary: a professional authoritative textual dictionary but with one big difference...Like a traditional dictionary, Wordia allows users to search for the spelling, meaning and etymology of a word but what makes Wordia unique is the ability for users to explore the personal connotation of word through video.”

Wild Sanctuary – hear wild sounds using google earth or google maps

Math Fun Facts – “resource for enriching your math courses and nurturing your interest and talent in mathematics! Each Math Fun Fact is a math puzzle or short article that contains a cool mathematics idea. You'll can learn about the mathematics of things like card shuffling to poker to computer vision to fractals to music, just to name a few. This makes great enrichment material for gifted math students or problem-solving groups.”

Storybird – “Storybirds are short, visual stories that you make with family and friends to share and (soon) print.”

Number Quotes adding scale to a number, great to use with students to help them gain perspective on big numbers.

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

Original image: Tools by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

Sioux said...

Pat--Thanks so much for the useful connections you send our way. I just linked up with wordia, and will pass it on to my colleagues. (It's really nifty!) Anything that will make learning more relevant, more visual...anything that will enable more learners to connect with a concept, is desperately desired.