Friday, March 25, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/25/11

tools1Here 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!

Hearing Loss – Infographic on hearing loss facts

Grammaropolis – great way to learn about grammar; parts of speech are personified

Maths Zone – Interactive math games and activities;

Smithsonian Wild – “The use of motion-triggered 'camera traps' has become an incredibly useful tool for scientists to answer an enormous range of conservation and ecological questions. Researchers attach these unique cameras to posts or trees, often along forest trails, and when a camera's sensor registers an animal's body heat and movement, a photograph is taken. The studies highlighted here demonstrate the range of applications of this method, and how these cameras give us a glimpse into an animal world that is rarely seen by anyone. You can search the site by following the trail of interesting animals or the lure of diverse sites around the world.”

The Noun Project – “collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world's visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way.”

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

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley


Sioux Roslawski said...

As always, Pat, your posts on "Useful Information" always includes at least one thing for every teacher.

I tried the Grammaropolis site right away. It was fun for ME, so I know the kids would enjoy it as well.

Thanks for looking out for your fellow educators!

loonyhiker said...

@Sioux Glad you found something useful. :) Thanks as always for reading my blog!