Friday, September 23, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/23/11

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!

Interactive Periodic Table – “Learn about the periodic table through this interactive game. The game allows you to explore patterns and trends to understand why the Periodic Table is set out in the way it is.”

Spent - is an online game that teaches players about the challenges of living on minimum wage (or slightly higher) employment. You choose a job which will provide the wages you have to survive on for a month. Then you are confronted with challenges where you have to make a choice. After each choice your balance is adjusted. Each choice is followed by an explanation of consequence of the choice made.

Newswordy – Great way to teach vocabulary. Each day a new word is given and shows how it is used in the news.

Math Pickle – “MathPickle is for K-12 teachers. Here you will find curricular games, puzzles and mini-competitions for the classroom.”

Great Questions – “These questions are merely suggestions for getting a good conversation going. We encourage you to use the ones you like and to come up with your own.”

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

Original Image: Pat Hensley

1 comment:

The Force of THX said...

Thank you for sharing. I am out searching for various blogs on what it may take to a successful teacher. There are so many people that genually want to help each other out.