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
Financial Football – “Give your financial knowledge a workout with the the latest version of Financial Football, a fast-paced, NFL-themed video game developed by Visa. Test your money management skills by answering financial questions that allow you to move down the field and score touchdowns.” (L:M,H; SA:SS, C)
Music Theory Lessons – “ is an enhanced version of the lessons for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.” (L:G; SA:FA)
Molecular Workbench – interactive science lessons, “it puts a simulation in a learning context. It supports the rendering and authoring of learning activities, which are typically sequences of scaffolded learning steps that employ models and simulations to teach. A learning activity can be as simple as a demonstration that shows a single concept, or as full-fledged as a digital textbook that provides the entire learning media for a topic, or something in between.” (L:G; SA:S)
CommonLit – “CommonLit is building a reading resource by teachers, for teachers, from the ground up. Sign up to learn about our featured texts, new content, and how to use CommonLit in your classroom.” (L:T; SA:LA)
Twine - “Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.” (L:G; SA:LA)
Original photo by Pat Hensley