Friday, December 6, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/6/13

tools2 Here 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

Quiz Socket – “Nobody ever has to log in. As a teacher, you create a quiz which gets assigned a unique id — like a flight confirmation number. You write that 6-digit number on the board or slide. The students access the page through their cellphones or laptops and enter the quiz by entering the same number. You run through the questions one-by-one and everyones’ screen updates to the current question in real-time where the students select the answer. Questions are not part of quizsocket and should be written on the board or on slides.” (L:T; SA:A)

Sign Up Genius – “If you are a group leader and find yourself organizing volunteers, meals, service projects, or events... we want to make your life a lot simpler! Now you can coordinate it all online... FREE!” (L:T; SA:A)

The Science of Football – “the science behind professional football.” (L:H; SA:M,S)

The Playgrounds of Mathematics – math practice problems (L:G; SA:M)

Edmonton Corn Mazevirtual corn maze (L:G; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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