Friday, October 19, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/19/12

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

Presidential Campaign Ad-O-Matic - “pick your party and make your own TV commercial” (L:H; SA: SS)

Financial Football - “Give your financial knowledge a workout with the the latest version of Financial Football, a fast-paced, NFL-themed video game developed by Visa. Test your money management skills by answering financial questions that allow you to move down the field and score touchdowns. Are you warmed up and ready to compete?” (L:M,H; SA: SS,C)

Professor Word ProfessorWord is a freebookmarklet that helps you learnnew words while you surf the web.Whether you're studying for theSAT/ACT or GRE, learning English, or just looking to improve your vocabulary, find out howProfessorWord can help you! (L: H ; SA: A)

Water Life - video about the water cycle; follow water from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. (L: E; SA: S )

The Noun Project - Icons for all nouns, “The Noun Project is a platform empowering the community to build a global visual language that everyone can understand. Visual communication is incredibly powerful. Symbols have the ability to transcend cultural and language barriers and deliver concise information effortlessly and instantaneously. For the first time, this image-based system of communication is being combined with technology to create a social language that unites the world.” (L: T; SA: A )

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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