Friday, March 8, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/8/13

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

Professor Word - is a freebookmarklet that helps you learn new words while you surf the web. (L:G ; SA: A)

Flashcard Stash - allows you to create and customize your own digital flashcards. You can create flashcards with anything. Such as dates for History class, vocabulary for French class, or words for the SAT. (L:G ; SA: A)

Iditarod Education Portal - Great information on teaching about the Iditarod in the classroom (L:G ; SA: A)

Maps: Tools for Adventure - “use maps to solve problems and help animals” (L:M, H; SA: S)

History Explorer - “History Explorer's resources focus on learning history by "reading" objects for the stories they hold about the nation and its many peoples. Learning activities feature artifacts selected from over 3 million items in the Museum's collections, and draw on the expertise of the Museum's renowned curatorial staff.” (L:G ; SA: A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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