Friday, August 12, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/12/16

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

5 Tips to Improve Your Critical Thinking – a TED-ed lesson; “Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, and it’s impossible to make a perfect choice every time. But there are many ways to improve our chances — and one particularly effective technique is critical thinking. Samantha Agoos describes a 5-step process that may help you with any number of problems.” (L:M, H; SA:A)

Sugar Scanner – "Nearly all the food you eat, processed or natural contains sugar. But how much sugar actually? Find out how much sugar is in your food displayed in 4,4gram sugar cube pyramids” (L:G; SA:S)

Adobe Spark – “Turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories, and animated videos – in minutes.”  Adobe Spark Edu Guide (LG:; SA:A)

Science in the Classroom – “A collection of annotated research papers and accompanying teaching materials.(L:M, H; SA:S)

How Can I Improve My Listening Skills – article giving tips to improve listening skills

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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