Friday, January 24, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/24/14

tools1 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

Typing Adventure – a typing game (L:H; SA:A)

Good Typing – Free Online Typing Course - (L:G; SA:A)

UTellStory – “A multimedia storytelling and sharing community that let people from different age and background to easily tell stories and share topics with photo, video, voice, music and words.” (L:G; SA:A)

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States – “This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data—remarkable maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century.” (L:M,H; SA:SS)

NRICH – “promotes the learning of mathematics through problem solving.We provide engaging problems, linked to the curriculum, with support for teachers in the classroom.” (L:G; SA:M)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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