Friday, March 27, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/27/15

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

Text 2 Mind MapType an outline in the text area and you can then change it to a mindmap  (L:G; SA:A)

My Study Life – “It's time to say goodbye to your paper planner. My Study Life is everything your paper planner is and more. Rotation schedules, assignments, revision, exams? My Study Life has it covered on all of your devices. Oh, and did we mention it's free?” (L:G; SA:A)

EconEdLink – “EconEdLink is the leading source of economic and personal finance lessons for K-12 teachers and their students.” (L:G; SA:A)

Sight Words – “is a comprehensive sequence of teaching activities, techniques, and materials for one of the building blocks of early child literacy. This collection of resources is designed to help teachers, parents, and caregivers teach a child how to read. We combine the latest literacy research with decades of teaching experience to bring you the best methods of instruction to make teaching easier, more effective, and more fun.” (L:E; SA:LA)

Spent is an online game designed to teach players about the challenges of living on minimum wage employment. You choose a job which will provide the wages they have to survive on for a month. Then there are challenges that you have to handle.  After each choice your account balance is adjusted. (L:H;  SA:SS, C)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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