Friday, April 10, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 4/10/15

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

Journey to the Center of the Earth – “How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth's core? And what would you see along the way? Discover what lies beneath... (L:M,H; SA:S)

MapFASTmapFAST is a Google Maps mashup prototype designed to provide map based access to bibliographic records using FAST geographic and event authorities.” Find texts about places around the world. (L:G; SA:A)

Office Lens – free iPhone/iPad app; Office Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Office Lens can convert images to editable Word, PowerPoint, and PDF files. (L:T; SA:A)

GraphFree – “GraphFree is an incredibly flexible online graphing tool, boasting capabilities not found even in the most popular graphing calculators. Whether you’re a teacher who wants to make better graphs for tests, or a student looking for homework help, GraphFree is made for you.” (L:H; SA:M)

3DGallery Generator - Use this template to design your own "virtual exhibition" on a topic of your choice. Choose your images and videos carefully: you have space for TEN exhibits. You can give each exhibit a title and a description for maximum educational effect. (L:T; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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