Five Friday Finds

Finding good web resources can be the hardest part of the job for an educator.  With all the demands on a teacher's time, who has time to spend searching?  If this is you, here are some resources you may found useful.  Please feel free to share with others!

General-
Speaking Image
Upload an image, make it interactive and then share it with others.

Language-
10 Sites for Reading Children’s Stories Online
From the MakeUseOf.com site, 10 sites students can access, listen to, read and watch children’s stories.

Math-
InterMath
"[A] professional development effort designed to support teachers in becoming better mathematics educators. It focuses on building teachers' mathematical content knowledge through mathematical investigations that are supported by technology. InterMath includes a workshop component and materials to support instructors."

Science-
Molecular Workbench Software
“Molecular Workbench…delivers an interactive learning environment that allows students to explore science in great depth with the materials created by its modeling and authoring parts. MW covers a wide range of topics, such as gas laws, fluid mechanics, properties of materials, states of matter, phase change, heat transfer, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, structure-function relationships, the genetic code, protein synthesis, light-matter interactions, electron-matter interactions, and quantum phenomena.”

Social Studies-
Middle East protests: Country by country
BBC site that shows Middle Eastern countries experiencing unrest.  The map is clickable, allowing the user to select a country to get a synopsis of what is occurring in that country.  It then has links to news stories related to that countries happenings.

Have a great weekend!

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