Friday, June 29, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/29/12

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!

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

Paper Toys - for all ages (L:G: SA: A)
Smart History - “a free, not-for-profit, multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook.” (L: H; SA: FA)
Pace Recorder - Android App; “The PaceRecorder is a voice recorder equipped with a simple pace indicator. It requires 10 seconds of you speaking to register your pace. It will show different colors so you can understand your speaking pace: Blue=relaxed Green=balanced Red=excited” (L: G: SA: LA)
Alpha Munchies Typing Game - “Alpha Munchies is a keyboarding activity for elementary age students. Select a level of difficulty and begin keyboarding as quickly as you can to protect your lunch! Students must type the letters above the critters as they fall from the sky! Letters are introduced over a series of stages.” (L: E; SA: A)
Art Babble - “ArtBabble was conceived, initiated, designed, built, sculpted, programmed, shot, edited, painted and launched by a cross-departmental collection of individuals at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). It is intended to showcase video art content in high quality format from a variety of sources and perspectives. ArtBabble was created so others will join in spreading the world of art through video.” (L:H; SA: FA)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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