Friday, February 19, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 2/19/16

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

Electoral College – A TED-ed lesson (Youtube video) on how the Electoral College works (L:H; SA:SS)

Task Timer – a free Chrome App; “A simple tool to help keep track of time spent on tasks such as work, studies, or other things. This tool allows you to create a list of tasks with time goals in hours, and keep track of the amount of time that you spend in each task.” (L:G; SA:A)

Limnu – “Limnu complements video conferencing for remote teams, the way a real whiteboard complements an office or meeting room. It is simple enough for anyone to pick up and use during a video meeting and supports brainstorming and discussion without breaking the flow of ideas. Limnu is fast enough to feel tactile, like you’re drawing on a real whiteboard, and fast enough to collaborate in real time while you’re chatting with your colleagues.” (L:G; SA:A)

Gojimo – free app to help students study for exams by offering a lot of free practice tests. (L:H; SA:A)

Google Books - Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. (L:G; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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