Friday, July 15, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/15/16

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 Science Behind the Bike – YouTube videos; “The Science Behind the Bike is a series of films that investigate how science and technology have transformed the sport of cycling. We talk to Olympic gold-medallists Chris Boardman and Rebecca Romero, and Paralympian gold-medallist Sarah Storey, take a trip to a wind tunnel, consult with Team GB physiologists and hear from design experts and cycling legends such as Graeme Obree and Francesco Moser. In this series you will find out about the legendary Hour Record (the record for the longest distance cycled in one hour), learn about technology, discover the forces that have to be overcome to ride fast and understand how the body deals physiologically when riding at Olympic level.(L:H; SA:S)

Discover Your World with NOAA – “This activity book includes 43 activities designed to help kids learn about our planet and NOAA's role in exploring, understanding, and protecting Earth. The book can be downloaded in full or as individual activities.(L:H; SA:S)

PlaceSpotting – You are given a picture with some hints and you need to use Google Earth to solve the puzzle and locate the place. (L:H; SA:SS)

The History Project – a storytelling platform L:G; SA:A)

Geoquiz – a cool geography game; either voice or typed answers.

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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