Friday, June 15, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/15/12

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!

Note: Each resource is labeled with a level and subject area to make it easier to use.

Levels: E: Elementary; M: Middle; H: High; G: General, all levels; SN: Special Needs; T: Teachers

Subject Areas: LA: Language Arts, English, Reading, Writing; M: Math; S: Science; Health; SS: Social Studies, Current Events; FA: Fine Arts; Music, Art, Drama; FL: Foreign Language; PE: Physical Ed; C: Career; A: All

Sound Maps - “Use the interactive maps to find recordings of regional accents and dialects, wildlife and environmental sounds, and selected world and traditional music.” (L: G; SA: A)

Nature Explorers - nature activities (L: E; SA: LA, S, FA)

Alpha Maps - facts about cities using wolframalpha info (L:M, H; SA: A)

Understanding Taxes - “This online version includes detailed lesson plans, interactive activities, simulations, and more! For Educators, every Understanding Taxes lesson includes the correlations to national and state educational standards. Each lesson plan includes a link to the applicable national and state standards, making it simple to integrate Understanding Taxes into your existing classroom curricula.” (L:H; SA:SS, M)

Passengers on the Titanic - “A century ago the Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank. Mapping travelers’ hometowns reveals the immigrant status of most third-class passengers, who also suffered the highest fatality rate.” (L: H; SA: S, SS, M)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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