Friday, May 30, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/30/14

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

The Literacy Center – “the Literacy Center Education Network has designed an integrated learning system that allows parents to teach home language skills before sending their children to school. Teachers can use the same method to teach English Language Learners (ELLs) in Kindergarten. It is free and easy.” (L:E; SA:LA)

Quill – “a free, web-based tool that provides personalized, interactive writing and grammar activities. Students using Quill learn writing and grammar skills by writing sentences and proofreading passages.” (L:E,M; SA:S)

Pest World for Kids – “Junior entomologists in grades K - 8 will discover fun information and learning activities, such as pest guides, a pest glossary, report writing center, science fair projects and interactive quizzes.” (L:E, M; SA:S)

Open Rocket – “a free, fully featured model rocket simulator that allows you to design and simulate your rockets before actually building and flying them.” (L: M, H; SA:S)

News Map – organizes and displays news stories from around the world. (L:G; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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