Friday, August 21, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/21/15

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

Simply Circle – group communication made easy (L:T;SA:A)

Digital Passport - Students learn why it's important to avoid multitasking with a cell phone. They consider the benefits of focusing on one task at a time. Students will: learn that cell phones are powerful, convenient tools for communication, identify situations in which using cell phones can be rude or distracting, reflect on the benefits of focusing on one task at a time. (L:E;SA:A)

Planetarium – Set your location and look at the constellations in your area or in other parts of the world. (L:G;SA:S)

A Thin Line – “MTV's A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers. The campaign is built on the understanding that there's a "thin line" between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on you or someone else. We know no generation has ever had to deal with this, so we want to partner with you to help figure it out. On-air, online and on your cell, we hope to spark a conversation and deliver information that helps you draw your own digital line.” (L:M;SA:A)

Seterra – “Seterra 4.0 is a challenging educational geography game with more than 100 different exercises. Learn about countries, capitals, oceans, flags and cities in Africa, Europe, South America, North America, Asia and Australia, using outline map exercises!” (L:G;SA:SS)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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