Friday, January 22, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/22/16

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

Flippity – “Easily turn a Google™ Spreadsheet into a set of Online Flashcards.” (L:T; SA:A)

Apostrophes – a TED-ed lesson on when to use apostrophes (L:G; SA:A)

Thinking Blocks – “teaches students how to model and solve math word problems.(L:E,M; SA:M)

Zoom In – “Zoom In is a free, Web-based platform that helps students build literacy and historical thinking skills through “deep dives” into primary and secondary sources. Zoom In’s online learning environment features 18 content-rich U.S. history units that supplement your regular instruction and help you use technology to support students’ mastery of both content and skills required by the new, higher standards: Reading documents closely and critically, Identifying author's point of view and purpose, Engaging in higher-order, text-based discussions, Writing explanatory and argumentative essays grounded in evidence.”   (L:G; SA:SS)

PrepFactory – preparing for the SAT or ACT (L: H; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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