Friday, May 9, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/9/14

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

Bouncy Balls – Noise meter for the classroom. The higher the decibel level, the higher and more frequently the balls bounce. Click on begin bouncing and then the microphone icon. (L:T; SA:A)

Calmness Counter - Another noise meter for the classroom. (L:T; SA:A)

Atlas of the Valley of Kings – “Discover each tomb in the Valley in this interactive Atlas. Investigate a database of information about each tomb, view a compilation of more than 2000 images, interact with models of each tomb, and measure, pan, and zoom over 250 detailed maps, elevations, and sections. Experience sixty-five narrated tours by Dr. Weeks and explore a 3D recreation of tomb KV 14.” (L:M, H; SA:SS)

Booktrack – “allows students to read with a movie-style soundtrack or create their own soundtrack for their story.” (L:G; SA:LA)

Too NoisyNoise meter for the classroom . (L:T; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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