Friday, January 17, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/17/14

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 TamerFun way to begin creative writing. (L: M, H; SA:LA)

Kuizza – “Kuizza is an online resource tool for testing one's knowledge of any topic imaginable. Users can take kuizzes (pronounced "quizzes", kool kids use a k) on nearly anything they wish and receive instant feedback on their results. Users may also contribute kuizzes by creating their own through our Create A Kuiz page. Kuizza seeks to allow people to validate their knoweldge base and encourage curiousity and action.” (L:G; SA:A)

Power Typing – “Online free typing tutor.” (L:G; SA:A)

Listen and Write – dictation to improve listening skills. Would be good for ESOL classes. (L:H; SA:LA)

Word Games - is a dictionary of impressive free flash word games! (L:G; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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