Friday, April 5, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 4/5/13

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

Google Art Project - “The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and some of the world’s most acclaimed and diverse art institutions. Powered by a broad, connected suite of Google technologies, you can now explore art collections from around the world, view artworks at incredible zoom levels and create your own gallery.” (L: G; SA: FA)

Stat World - “interactive maps of open data” (L:G; SA: A)

Padlet - formerly Wallwisher; virtual post it notes (L:G; SA: A)

Surface Languages - “free online language learning resources in thirty-eight languages.” (L: G; SA: FL)

Choose What Happens Next - a series of video where your choices sends you to a different video involving a young girl who sends a photo of herself through a text message. See where different choices can lead. (L:M, H; SA: A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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