Friday, November 9, 2012

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/9/12

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

Investigating the First Thanksgiving - “As you work through this guide, you and your students will use the skills of historians to peel away the layers of myth and misconception surrounding. The First Thanksgiving and discover what might really have happened during the fall of 1621. Along the way, you and your students will explore the differences between history and the past, and challenge your own ideas about history. Be prepared; what you discover may surprise you!” (L: E, M; SA: SS)

One Hundred Free Books - free books for the kindle (L: T ; SA: A )

Cyber Chase Games - by PBS, “Explore this site for ways to help your favorite kids get the most out of math! Designed for kids ages 8 to 12 and packed with mystery, humor, and action” (L:E, M; SA:M)

Digital Dialects - “features free to use online games for learning languages. Language resources include games for learning phrases, numbers, useful words, spelling, verb conjugation and alphabets.”

The 1900 House - transports a modern family back into the 1900s. (L:G; SA:LA, SS, S)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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