Friday, October 21, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/21/11

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!

Word Tamer – interactive site helping story telling development by developing characters, settings, plots. I think students would really enjoy the appealing way this approached!

Magazinify – “Convert your Bookmarks and Favorite Articles into a pdf and Mail It To Yourself.”

What People Don't Get About My Job: From A(rmy Soldier) to Z(ookeeper) “Over the summer, The Atlantic gave our readers a simple prompt: Tell us what people don't get or appreciate about your job. The response was so eloquent and overwhelming, it was practically encyclopedic. So we made an encyclopedia. From A to Z, we went through your responses to find the best vocational essays for each letter. These essays are as short as a short sentence and as long as an full article. They are funny, sad, often indignant, and always insightful. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed finding them in our comment sections and emails.”

The Kids Science Challenge – “The Kids' Science Challenge is a FREE nationwide competition for 3rd to 6th graders to submit experiments and problems for SCIENTISTS and ENGINEERS to solve. Play science games, watch videos, and enter to win awesome prizes and trips!”

Action Tracker – “The place to do and track small, positive Actions, with a wealth of stats, videos, useful links and resources to help you do more.”

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

Original Image: Pat Hensley

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