Friday, April 29, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 04/29/11

tools2Here 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!

Dinosaur Central – from Discovery Channel; activities and games to learn about dinosaurs

Science Museum – games for students to learn about science

Reach the World’s GeoGames“Reach the World’s GeoGames and the world geography mapping rubric are powerful teaching tools that turn geography instruction into an interactive, assessment tool for the classroom. Players construct an accurate rendition of Planet Earth’s major geographic features, along with a printable map. Easy to set up for the individual student or the entire class.”

American 3D Civil War – “Informing you about 3D models of Civil War related places, buildings, and structures that are featured in Google Earth or created with the Sketchup software.”

StellariumStellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.”

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

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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