Friday, November 28, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/28/14

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

Dipity – “Dipity allows users to create free timelines online. Digital timelines are a great way to increase traffic and user engagement on your website. Dipity is the fastest and easiest way to bring history to life with stunning multimedia timelines.” (L:G; SA:A)

Smarty Pins – Fun geography game (L:G; SA:SS)

Time is Money – a Chrome app; shows the number of hours you have to work to have enough money to buy something you find listed with a price on the Internet. (L:G; SA:A)

Ask Smithsonian – short videos to use when introducing new lessons (L:G; SA:S)

Block Poster – Create any size wall posters with any size image (L:G; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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