Friday, August 30, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/30/13

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

Healthy Heroes - free Ipad app; “Yogopolis is in trouble, and it needs your knowledge of nutritious foods to save it! Hungry monsters have come to destroy the city, and the only way to satisfy their appetites is by feeding them fruits and vegetables. Are you up for the food-chomping challenge?” (L:E; SA:S)

Food Play - free materials for teachers to teach nutrition (L: E, M; SA:S)

Quest for Credit - youtube video; “To illustrate the importance of staying out of debt while building and maintaining a good credit history, we give you's short epic, The Quest for Credit.” (L:H; SA:M, SS)

Capital Toss - “Capital Toss is an educational geography game for kids. The object of the game is to match states and countries to their capital cities. There are two modes of play: states and countries. If you get ten correct you get to select a new type of ball toss. If you get three incorrect in a row the game is over. HINT: Check out the map to see the location of the state or country.” (L:E; SA:SS)

Thought Boxes - organizational; make lists (L:G; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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