Friday, December 5, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/5/14

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

Interactive Weather Maker – “sing our Interactive Weather Maker, you'll be able to turn a sunny day into a windy day. Or create a rainy day. And if you create the correct conditions, you can make a blizzard - complete with a whiteout!” (L:G; SA:S)

The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution – YouTube video; “In which John Green teaches you about railroads, and some of the ways they changed the world, and how they were a sort of microcosm for the Industrial Revolution as a whole.”

Space Hopper – “Study the place shown in the photograph. Where is it on the big map? Try interacting with the image or slideshow to look for more information about the location. Find the location on the map and click the red dot to make your choice, then check your answer. Remember that there are clues to help you.” (L:G; SA:SS)

Where is? – a geography game; you are given a location and you have to find it on the map. You are given points for how close you come to the location. (L:G; SA:SS)

Analyze Candy Using Chromatography “Use forensic science to analyze different types of candy.” (L:E,M; SA:S)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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