Friday, October 22, 2010

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/22/10

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!

Braingle – “Brain Teasers, Riddles, Trivia, Brain Exercises, Games, Forums and more...”

US History Tours – using Google Earth

Gapminder – “…by using the Google Gadget called Motion Chart. It allows everyone to make a Gapminder-like bubble graph that you can publish on your web-page or blog.” Or you can look at the graphs that they offer. These would be great to use in a presentation or to show information to a class.

Plus Magazine – free, “Plus magazine opens a door to the world of maths, with all its beauty and applications, by providing articles from the top mathematicians and science writers on topics as diverse as art, medicine, cosmology and sport. You can read the latest mathematical news on the site every week, browse our blog, listen to our podcasts and subscribe to our fortnightly email newsletter.”

Good Typing – free online typing program to help students to learn how to use their keyboard

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

Original image: Tools by Pat Hensley


jared frantz said...

all of the links were interesting and my favorite was briangle

jenn adams said...

I think going through the park is a very good learning experience. I liked the way Ranger Tim took the students through the different parts and explained a few things such as a fern.