Friday, June 26, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/26/15

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

NYPL Biblion: World's Fair – the wonders of the 1939 – 1940 World’s Fair. (L:G; SA:SS)

Learn Chemistry – “Learn Chemistry is our home for chemistry education. Educators and students at all levels from primary school to university can access thousands of free resources.” (L:G; SA:S)

Newswordy – “These ‘news words’ are accepted by audiences for their implied meaning. But often loaded words are misused or used out of context. The actual definitions can be different than what is implied. Newswordy is a growing collection of these words, updated every weekday. Along with each word is a definition, a quote with its use (or misuse) in the media, and a news and Twitter feed on the subject. (L:M,H; SA:LA)

DIY Sun Science – free iPad and iPhone app; “DIY Sun Science, funded by NASA, allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the Sun at home, at school, or anywhere you go! Developed by UC Berkeley’s The Lawrence Hall of Science.”

Online Summarize Tool – a summary generator (L:G; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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