Friday, October 26, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/26/12

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

ClassBadges is a free, online tool where teachers can award badges for student accomplishments. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. (L: T; SA: A )

Wikibrains - “a social brainstorming tool that helps you think. It's fast, visual and fun.” (L:G ; SA: A )

The Water Cycle - an interactive site from the EPA (L: E; SA: S )

The Water Treatment Plant - a virtual tour of a water treatment plant (L: G ; SA: A ) - “’s goal is to expose as many people as possible to art. Currently, our growing collection comprises 17,000+ artworks by 3,000+ artists from leading galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artist estates. works with 300+ of the world’s leading galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artist estates from New York to London, Paris to Shanghai, Johannesburg to São Paulo. We provide one of the largest collections of contemporary art available online. Thousands of works from all cultures and time periods are accessible for study and enjoyment, and select works from our gallery partners are available to collectors. By making all the world’s art freely accessible, hopes to foster new generations of art lovers, museum goers, collectors, and patrons.” (L: M, H; SA: FA )

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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