Friday, September 23, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/23/16

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

MOMA’s Exhibition HistoryExhibitions from our founding in 1929 to the present are available online.(L:G; SA:A)

Wild Weather Kitchen Experiments – “Recreate an avalanche, dust storm, flood or tornado in the comfort of your own home by watching these short videos investigating extreme weather.(L:G; SA:S)

The World of 7 Billion – “Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Climate Change, Ocean Health, or Rapid Urbanization. All videos must include:
a) how population growth impacts the issue and
b) at least one idea for a sustainable solution.
Consider narrowing your focus by concentrating on a subtheme within your topic. Possible subthemes include:
  • Climate Change – weather events and patterns, impact on
    agriculture, impact on coastal cities, human health, ecosystem disruption
  • Ocean Health – overfishing, coral bleaching, climate regulation, habitat loss, pollution, dead zones
  • Rapid Urbanization – sprawl, sanitation, air and water quality, megacities, migration, slums and informal settlements
Deadline for submissions is February 23, 2017.” (L:M,H; SA:S)

Ask Smithsonian – short fun videos about a range of science topics (L:G; SA:S)

Apple Teacher Program – “ We designed the Apple Teacher program to help you build skills and stay inspired. You’ll discover new ways to enhance creativity and productivity by unlocking the magic of iPad, Mac, and built-in apps. You’ll get news and fresh ideas, featuring real stories, product tips, and great educational apps. And after completing online quizzes, you’ll receive an official Apple Teacher logo that you can share with the world.” (L:G; SA:T)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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