Friday, January 10, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/10/14

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

Word Counter – “ranks the most frequently used words in any given body of text.” (L:G; SA:A)

Money As You Grow – “20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities—that kids need to know as they grow. Written in down-to-earth language for children and their families, Money as You Grow will help equip kids with the knowledge they need to live fiscally fit lives.” (L:G; SA:A)

BiologyPopCollection of videos, articles, and games from different topics in biology. (L:M,H; SA:S)

Turn-o-phrase – using a set of pictures to help you identify colloquial phrases (L:G; SA:LA)

The Secret Millionaires Club – “The Secret Millionaires Club is an animated series that features Warren Buffett as a mentor to a group of entrepreneurial kids whose adventures lead them to encounter financial and business problems to solve. The program teaches the basic of good financial decision making and some of the basic lessons of starting a business. The animated series has 26 online short webisodes and TV specials featured on the HUB cable network.” (L:G; SA:SS, M, C)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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