Friday, February 14, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 2/14/14

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

Geostories – “GeoStories combine interactive maps, media, and narrative. This collection contains all GeoStories from NG Education.” (L:G; SA:A)

AirPano – “AirPano is a non-commercial project focused on high resolution 3D aerial panoramas. The AirPano team is a group of Russian photographers and panorama enthusiasts. During the next 2-3 years, we plan to shoot a variety of aerial panoramas and create virtual 3D tours of the most interesting places of our planet.” (L:G; SA:A)

MapFaire – “We're here to help you create any kind of map, for business or for pleasure.Mapfaire is free; there's also a pro version that gives you more powerful customization options.” (L:G; SA:A)

Peep and the Big Wide World – Math and science activities for elementary school children (L:E; SA: M, S)

Gooru – “Create and share collections of engaging web resources with your students.” (L:G; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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