Friday, May 15, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/15/15

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

Goconqr – “Take control of your learning. Take the boredom out of study. We make it easier to understand, connect, collaborate and recall. Create compelling learning resources with our free Mind Map, Flashcard, Note & Quiz Making Tools. (L:G; SA:A)

London Natural History Museum – “These high-quality activities, games and web pages will support your teaching before and after your visit to the Museum. All content is developed by professional educators and checked by Museum scientists for accuracy.” (L:G; SA:S)

International Space Station – how the crew lives, how it works, and a virtual tour (L:G; SA:S)

Soundtrap – “With Soundtrap you make music online. You can plug in your own instrument, use the software instruments available in Soundtrap or just record a song directly with your computer microphone. It's super-easy!” (L:G; SA:FA)

Wikipedia 2014 – “The world made more than 100 million edits to Wikipedia in 2014. In our first ever annual video, revisit what you read and edited, from the FIFA World Cup to the Indian general elections, and the Ice Bucket Challenge to Ebola in West Africa. Use the hashtag #Edit2014 to follow the conversation. (L:G; SA:SS)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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