Sunday, December 19, 2010

Weekly Core Subjects Resources

Christmas season is upon us.  This will be the last Weekly Core Subject Resources post of 2010.  The next post will be in 2011 and it might be a few weeks in as my wife and I are expecting and I will take a leave of absence and not post as often.  What that means is that the next Weekly Core Subject Resources post will contain tons of resources.  Happy Holidays to those that celebrate them and enjoy your break if you are having one!

English
1.) Copia is a social network for eBooks.  Think of it as a digital book club.  I wrote a previous post about it and thought that I should share it here. 

2.) Magnetic Poetry is a fun way to "write."  This site allows you to create magnetic poetry and words are available based on subject matter.  You can also read other magnetic poetry which is divided into categories as well. 

Mathematics
1.) Algebra.help is a site that has calculators, lessons, and worksheets to help students learn algebra.  Each section is divided into different subject matter that is taught in math classrooms.

2.) Bridgeport Mathematics Department is a website from the Bridgeport school district.  You can find several resources that are divided by subject matter.  There is also homework helper and other links that students and teachers would be interested in checking out.

3.) Create a Graph is a site from the National Center for Education Statistics.  You can choose between bar, line, area, pie, and XY.  Very simple to use.  It does require Flash.

4.) Here is a blog post that shares how to write equations in Google Docs.  I don't use Google Docs, but if you do, this might be a helpful resource. 

Science
1.) Physics Math is a combination of a math and science site that offers visitors assistance in understanding formulas and equations related to science.  There are also several other resources for Physics on the homepage.

2.) Another Physics site, The Physics Classroom offers tutorials, multimedia, and other resources for teaching physics. 

3.) The European Space Agency has a great website for learning about Earth-Space Science.  It is basically an online journal for information. 

4.) Nature by Numbers is a video that is inspired by numbers, geometry, and nature using the Fibonacci sequence.  You can also find some other information and resources about the film. 

5.) OLogy is a site for learning about biodiversity from the American Museum of Natural History.  You choose an "ology" and it will provide information and resources for each one. 

6.) Science Fix is a blog where a teacher films science experiments and explains what processes are happening in the video. 

7.) From Mashable, 10 Free Online Resources for Science Teachers.  Several of these I have never seen before and am intrigued by them.

8.) Planet Hunters is a site to learn about stars and planets.  It is an interactive site and seems really interesting, but my knowledge on space is minimal at best, so I am struggling with understanding it.  If you teach science, this is probably one to check out. 

9.) Symphony of Science is a site that takes lectures and other science videos and adds music and other audio to turn the words into songs.  It is kind of interesting.  I would check out the site to just see what I am talking about. 

10.) Google Body Browser is like Google Earth for the human body.  It uses software already on web browsers, so it does not require any add-on, java, or flash to work.  Really a great asset for teaching anatomy. 

11.) Game for Science is a site providing a virtual world devoted to science, technology and free educational games online. 

Social Studies
1.) The Civil War Interactive Timeline is from the New York Times.  If you teach this unit, it is worth checking out. 

2.) Country Studies is a site that provides data for over 100 countries in the world.  The data available depends on the country.  For example, there is a lot more for Afghanistan then there is for the British Virgin Islands.

3.) The dMarie Time Capsule is another site that offers you the ability to type in a date and see historical events that happened.  Could be a great site to use to start a class each day. 

4.) Project Explorer is a site I just recently wrote a post about, so you can click here for more information. 

5.) Gapminder is a data exploration site that allows users to see how data changes over time and changes based on major events in history as well.  I really enjoy this site.

Find something useful?  If not, check out my previous Weekly Core Subjects Resources Posts

You might also be interested in my publications to learn about various Web 2.0 Tools to use in the classroom.

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