Friday, June 13, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/13/14

tools1Here 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

Vox's Spell It Out Challenge – test you spelling skills and see if you could win the spelling bee (L:G; SA:LA)

Canva – “Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. (L:G; SA:A)

Critter Cams – “The Wildlife Center currently has Critter Cam cameras in fourteen different locations and is able to provide three live feeds. A moderated discussion is shared for all three channels.” (L:G; SA:A)

C-SPAN Classroom – “free primary sources for social studies teachers” (L:G; SA:SS)

Museum of Obsolete Objects – “Sadly, as our daily lives become more and more digital some things fall by the way side as they are replaced by newer, «better» devices.Let us not forget those fallen appliances, tools and gadgets and relive those bygone times by taking a visit to The Museum of Obsolete Objects. Step inside to step back in time!” (L:G; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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