Friday, August 31, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/31/12

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

Irregular Verb Wheel Game - “Spin the wheel to test your knowledge of irregular verb forms. It’s addictive!” (L: M, H; SA: LA )

NOAA Activity Book - “For 200 years, NOAA has been focused on delivering "science, service, and stewardship." Making this happen leads the people of NOAA from the edge of space to the bottom of the ocean. To help you learn more about your world and how NOAA helps you explore, understand, and protect our Earth, we've put together this book with 43 different activities.” (L:A; SA: S )

Illustrative Math - Illustrative Mathematics provides guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards. (L:T ; SA:M )

Museum of Science + Industry Chicago - “Find fun activities that will get your students excited about science.” (L: T; SA: S, M )

Iowa Library Services - free library posters (L:T; SA: A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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