Friday, November 27, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/27/15

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

Zaption PresenterWith Zaption Presenter, any video lesson you’ve created and published can be projected at the front of the room or streamed live for online presentations. Viewers join the presentation on their own devices to respond individually as they watch together. Instructors get real-time data and can add questions on the fly.” (L:T; SA:A)

How to Read Music – YouTube video, “Like an actor's script, a sheet of music instructs a musician on what to play (the pitch) and when to play it (the rhythm). Sheet music may look complicated, but once you've gotten the hang of a few simple elements like notes, bars and clefs, you're ready to rock. Tim Hansen hits the instrumental basics you need to read music.” (L:G; SA:FA)

Where is this? – Geography game; “Study the place shown in the photograph. Where is it on the big map? Try interacting with the image or slideshow to look for more information about the location. Find the location on the map and click the red dot to make your choice, then check your answer. Remember that there are clues to help
you.” (L:M,H; SA:SS)

Space Chef“…is a fast-paced action game designed to provide the starting point needed to build healthy meals using simple, readily-available, and nutritious ingredients. Space Chef requires quick thinking and even quicker fingers as you race against the clock to sort through an array of ingredients and construct healthy recipes. Along the way, you’ll unlock food factoids, discover new Space Chef robots, and have access to over 60 healthy recipes. Start your intergalactic grocery list today...those Sweet Potato Blueberry Squares won’t make themselves!” (L:E,M; SA:LA,S)

Riddle – “create interactive content in 60 seconds.”; great for making online quizzes and polls (L:T; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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