Friday, November 4, 2011

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/4/11

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!

Cartoons for the ClassroomIncludes cartoons and lesson plans.

Slime Kids“SlimeKids features an extensive collection of book trailers organized by year and by grade level as well as numerous language arts-related games in such categories as spelling, typing, vocabulary and grammar. Additionally, the website showcases an array of exceptional literacy-related resources such as author and book review websites as well as superb learning tools including reference works and search engines.”

Study Blue –“ Make online flashcards with photos and audio. Prep for exams with personalized practice quizzes. Get reminders about when (and what) to study next, and study on your phone with free mobile apps. Your Digital Backpack™ is here. Free.”

Graph Wordsvisual thesaurus

Soapbox – “Teach more effectively. SoapBox is a controlled digital space, designed to improve student engagement by breaking down the barriers students face when deciding whether or not to participate in class, and gives teachers a concrete assessment of student comprehension, in real time.”

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

Original Image: Pat Hensley

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