Friday, November 14, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/14/14

tools2Here 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

Knoema – “access to a very powerful and easy-to-use service to handle and visualize data and statistics from all around the world on numerous topics.” (L:G; SA:A)

Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People – “This page includes links to each of the individual Music Theory pages I've created in PDF form.” (L:G; SA:FA)

ThingLink “Easily create interactive images and videos for your websites, infographics, photo galleries, presentations and more!” (L:G; SA:A)

Youngzine“Youngzine is a one-of-a-kind Web site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world -- in a simple, engaging and interactive manner. Our goal is to help parents and educators create a vibrant community of globally aware young citizens in an increasingly connected world. Along with news stories written specifically with our young audience in mind, Youngzine strives to inform using fun trivia, compelling visuals and videos.” (L:E,M; SA:LA, SS, S)

Picadilo – “Picadilo's array of editing tools consists of many different and unique instruments to help you in obtaining the exact results you want: brushes, selections, effects and anything else that has the power to enhance photographs.” (L:G; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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