Friday, June 10, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/10/11

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!

MinyinLand – “Welcome to MinyanLand, home of Hoofy the Bull and Boo the Bear. In our cool little town you get to play games and make friends, while you learn about earning, saving, spending and giving. Remember, MinyanLand is free for everyone to use! Everyone starts out in MinyanLand with $50,000 in MinyanMoney and a Condo worth $50,000. You can visit the ATM in the Bank of MinyanLand to invest your money. Come back daily to see if your balance has gone up or down -- just like in the real world! You can also earn more MinyanMoney by doing real-life chores your parents assign you called Virtual Allowance.”

Compare and Contrast Map – a template to help students plan for writing an essay comparing and contrasting things.

ESOL Courses – “Practise your English skills using our free interactive listening lessons, reading exercises, quizzes and games.”

Toporopa – Quiz games about Europe

Boom Writer- “Students begin by reading the start of a story written by an accomplished author. They then write what they want to be the next part of the story. Next, students read the work of other competitors and vote on what they think is the best next part of the story. Once a winner is identified and that piece is added to the story, the students write from that point to create what they want to be the next new part. This process continues until the story is complete, and the new book is ready to be published and its contributing authors unveiled!”; free for schools

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

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

Lena said...

You've really provided some great resources for students! I think it's great that you are so dedicated to staying up to date on learning techniques! I have a site that is also a great resource for students. It's and it allows students to search different degree options as well as a school search! I hope you check it out today and find it as informative and enlightening as I found your site and this article to be!