Friday, October 7, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/7/11

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!

Pronunciator – “60 languages. 3 million lessons. 100% free. The world's largest language-learning service.”

Lyrics Gaps – “A fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages like English through music and typing in song lyrics”

Thinking Blocks – “is a suite of learning tools designed to help students solve math word problems accurately and efficiently. Using brightly colored blocks, students model mathematical relationships and identify known and unknown quantities. The model provides students with a powerful image that organizes information and simplifies the problem solving process. By modeling increasingly complex word problems, students develop strong reasoning skills which will facilitate the transition from arithmetic to algebra.”

Eyes on the Solar System – “s a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer. Hop on an asteroid. Fly with NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft. See the entire solar system moving in real time. It's up to you. You control space and time.”

Tucoola – “Tucoola's team developed a platform that enables us to provide parents with a unique service that monitors, measures, assesses, and enhances the development progress of children aged 2-8 by employing fun games in accordance with their age. Tucoola’s Children's Zone provides a safe area for children, offering fun, age-appropriate games. The Children's Zone offers games, coloring pages and videos, and also grants virtual awards to the children as part of their activity at the site.”

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

Original Image: Pat Hensley

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