Friday, September 2, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/2/16

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

50 for 50 Contest – “PBS Education's 50 for 50 contest invites students in 6th - 12th grade to write a letter of 500 words or less to a Presidential candidate about the issues they care about most and how to get those issues passed in Congress and signed by the President. Two students (one middle school and one high school) will win a trip to Las Vegas to view the final Presidential debate with the media.Click here for ideas on how to incorporate this in your class.This contest is designed to reinforce the importance of giving students in all 50 states the opportunity to participate in the political process. Teachers - please complete all of the entry fields below and submit letters on behalf of your students. Entry deadline is September 21st!” (L:MH; SA:LA, SS)

Go NoodleGoNoodle turns movement into a game and makes it easy to be active, the kid way—silly, energetic, playful, and fun. Just press play on hundreds of custom-created videos and get kids running, jumping, dancing, stretching, and practicing moments of mindfulness. (L:E; SA:A)

Wonderville “Wonderville is part of MindFuel’s grand scheme to help create future generations of problem solvers and innovators – life long learners. We know not all students learn the same way, that’s why we develop and share innovative alternatives to traditional STEM learning resources. With over 220 interactive games, videos and activities, this online environment is designed to help students learn and teachers teach.” (L:E; SA:S)

TurboNote – take notes while watching videos on your computer. (L:G; SA:A)

Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep – a Ted-Ed lesson (L:H; SA:A)
Original photo by Pat Hensley

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