Friday, April 19, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 4/19/13

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

Witty Comics - make your own comic strip (L:T; SA: A)

3D Solar System Web - “This is a 3D solar system simulation application, which gives you the approximate location of the planets in the solar system at different time, and some information about each one of them.” (L:G; SA: S)

The Spacesuit - Interactive site from NASA about the spacesuit. ((L:M,H; SA: S)

Quizdini - “allows teachers to create and customize material for their students - for free! We are committed to providing you a simple, easy-to-use, cost-free system that helps you help your students” (L:T; SA: A)

Map Treasure Hunt - “Provide as many questions (clues) and answers (locations) as you like to create a virutal 'treasure hunt'.When you are finished you can save the game and share it with others.Players have to use each clue to collect the 'coins' that appear in each of your secret locations.” (L:T; SA: A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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