Friday, January 8, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/8/15

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

XtraMath – “effective, efficient, adaptive, and intrinsically rewarding supplemental math activities.(L:G; SA:M)

Zaption – “Turn online videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students and deepen understanding.” (L:T; SA:A)

Grilled Cheese Sandwich – “Consider this a chemical ode to one of the finest comfort foods ever created, the grilled cheese sandwich. Cheese making is an incredibly complex chemical process, and at a certain point, you may have learned the hard way that some cheeses simply don’t make the grill grade. Why is it that some cheeses melt perfectly while others crumble into a nasty, oily mess? Today we’re going answer that question for you, and while we’re at it, we wanted to offer you some scientific advice on how to optimize your ingredients for the perfect grilled cheese experience.(L:G; SA:S)

History Powerpoints for Teachers – “On this page, I’ve assembled my collection of FREE History PowerPOints for teachers to use in their classrooms. This collection includes PowerPoints that I’ve used in my AP US History, AP European History, and World History courses. Teachers are free to use these PowerPOints in part and may edit them, as well, as long as I receive credit for my work and that credit is given to those who have graciously provided visual content for the slides.” (L:H; SA:SS)

Digipuzzle – “On these pages you can find hours and hours of learning fun” (L:G; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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