Friday, August 9, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/9/13

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

K-5 Geosource - “the one-stop professional development web site for Earth science!” (L:E; SA:S)

Math Chimp - math activities aligned with common core (L:E; SA:M)

The Dino Directory - “Select a country to view dinosaurs that were found there” (L:G; SA:S)

Jefferson Labs - educational games and puzzles (L:G; SA:S)

Chem Collective - “The ChemCollective is a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests. Teachers can use our content for pre-labs, for alternatives to textbook homework, and for in-class activities for individuals or teams. Students can review and learn chemistry concepts using our virtual labs, simulations, and tutorials.” (L:H; SA:S)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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