Friday, March 6, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/6/15

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

PBS Storyboard – “Create dynamic presentations by incorporating PBS videos, graphics, and text. There are two options for using Storyboards in your classroom: Create a Class Storyboard -- Create a media-rich Storyboard to share with your class that introduces a topic. Assign a Student Storyboard -- Assign a project for your students to produce and illustrate concepts that they have learned with their own Storyboard.” (L:G; SA:A)

Math Mate – free android app: elementary school students practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division (L:E; SA:M)

Fresh PickProfessor Fizzy, star of the PBS KIDS web series, "Fizzy's Lunch Lab," is holding a competition to see who has what it takes to be the next Lunch Labber! Think it's going to be easy cheesy? Well think again! If you can navigate your way through the grocery store, come up with right amount of change in the check-out line, and successfully serve food to a room full of hungry customers, you may just have what it takes to become the next member of the Lunch Lab!” (L:E; SA:M)

Future Learn – “Browse free online courses from the world’s leading universities & cultural institutions.” (L:T; SA:A)

News in LevelsIf you are a teacher, you can use simple English news in your classes. Students can practice their reading and listening skills. You can prepare different reading activities for your students. We prepared for you some tips on what you can do with the news, so that your students would get the full benefit of each English story.” (L:E,M; SA:LA)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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