Friday, April 1, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 4/1/16

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

The Children’s University of Manchester – “The Children's University of Manchester presents an excellent opportunity for The University of Manchester to share, with the wider community, and particularly primary schools, the excitement of the knowledge created through its pioneering research activities and teaching and learning practices.; lessons in history, language, art and design, and science. (L:E; SA:LA, S, SS)

Persuasion Map – “The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate. Students begin by determining their goal or thesis. They then identify three reasons to support their argument, and three facts or examples to validate each reason. The map graphic in the upper right-hand corner allows students to move around the map, instead of having to work in a linear fashion. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed.(L:G; SA:LA)

Origo One – one minute math video lessons (L:E; SA:M)

PrepFactory – program to help students prepare for the SAT and the ACT (L:H; SA:A)

Alphabet Organizer –“ Engage students and build phonemic awareness by using Alphabet Organizer in the classroom. Students create an alphabet book or alphabet chart with words for each letter of the alphabet. Or choose just one word per letter and upload an image to help early readers make a visual connection between the word and the beginning letter.(L:G; SA:LA)


Matt McCary said...

Thanks for sharing these websites! These sites can be a great resource to use while teaching, and I think all of them will be useful!

Matt McCary said...

Thanks for sharing these websites! I think all of them are a great resource while teaching and I think I will find all of them useful!