Friday, January 4, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/4/12

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

Blubbr - “You can play trivs in different categories, from celebs and music to sport and education.
Create trivs about the things you are passionate about;” Great to make up your own interactive quizzes (L:T; SA:A)

Detexting - “Introducing detext, a mobile app for Android devices that automatically restricts texting, phone calls, and other driver distractions when the phone is in a moving vehicle.” (L:T; SA:A)

The Human Heart - “This interactive infographic explains the anatomy and function of the human heart. Find out how the blood flows through the different chambers and valves, and visualize the blood flow using the scroll bar.” (L:G; SA:S)

Gooru - “Teachers and students can use Gooru to search for rich collections of multimedia resources, digital textbooks, videos,games and quizzes created by educators in the Gooru community.” (L:G; SA:A)

Mission US - “is a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games.” (L:G; SA:SS)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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