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Cool Tools 3

Thanks to those who have been checking out my new favorite tools each week. I have enjoyed playing seek-n-find with these great resources for classroom teachers.hammer

Personality Test http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

I am fascinated by this. I tested as an ENTJ. I am interested in giving this simple assessment to my students and find ways to alter my teaching to meet the needs that this test demonstrates in my students.

Mr. Mayo’s Digital Word Wall http://www.mrmayo.org/?p=247#comment-920

Isn’t this a great idea?! I can’t wait to try something similar with my students. Not only can it be a teaching/learning strategy, it would be excellent for providing on-going review.

We made our own digital world wall this week with geometry terms. Check it out!

S’COOL http://science-edu.larc.nasa.gov/SCOOL/index.html

Awesome resources for kids on weather and cloud types. The demos are downloadable and printable. There are also forms to send in cloud data and be participatory in the learning and research process.

NASA Do-It-Yourself Podcasts http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/diypodcast/

Download video and photos directly from NASA and have your students provide their own audio. Create authentic and engaging podcasts that use excellent scientific footage. What a great opportunity for kids.

Bembo Zoo http://www.bemboszoo.com/Bembo.swf

Such creativity! I’m trying to figure out how my students could replicate something similar. It uses the greatest creativity and ingenuity to teach letters. Even if we do a print book, I love the idea.

Women in Science http://www.iwaswondering.org/

As March is rapidly approaching, I have come across some great sites to highlight achievements in history by women. I love this one! Of course, it’s great for all year round!

And now for a shamless plug… check out http://davidhines.wordpress.com.  My husband has started blogging about his life as a teacher, father and coach. He eloquently explains his passion for helping kids and teaching life skills through sports. If you think that football coaches are all about wins and losses, I beg you to check out what he has to say!

Photo Credits Darren Hester

3 Responses

  1. Great resources! Thanks for sharing these.

  2. I love personality tests too. I’m an INFP.

  3. Just passing by.Btw, your website have great content!

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