Friday, August 17, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/17/12

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

Virtual Stock Exchange Games - “Trade stocks in Real-time using your virtual portfolio, Talk strategies with others in the discussion groups for your game, Create a customized public or private game for others to play, Choose a custom list of symbols to trade in your game.” (L: H; SA: M, SS )

Powtoon - Bring awesomeness to your presentations (L: M, H; SA: A )

Overlap Maps - “instantly compare any two places on earth.” (L:M, H ; SA: M, SS )

PlagTracker - check for plagiarism (L:T; SA: A)

SciStarter: great ideas for science projects

Original image by Pat Hensley

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