Friday, November 13, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/13/15

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

PBS Students – free iPad app; “Watch videos, play games and download images on your tablet from PBS anytime, anywhere (in the USA). PBS” (L:G; SA:A)

World Digital Library – “The World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world. The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.” (L:G; SA:SS)

Who Am I? – fun game from the Smithsonian; guess who the 6 characters are from the information you are given.  (L:G; SA:SS)

Keyword Checker – “This tool checks if an essay uses the most important key terms for a topic.”  (L:T; SA:A)

Docs Teach – “Each activity-creation tool helps students develop historical thinking skills and gets them thinking like historians. Choose one of the tools below to begin. Then find and insert primary sources and customize the activity to fit your unique students.” (L:G; SA:SS) 

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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