Friday, December 9, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/9/16

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

We Didn’t Start the Firea Billy Joel song; here the historical events mentioned in the song are explained; great to use in a class discussion (L:H; SA:SS)

Kidwings – website all about birds (L:E,M; SA:S)

Google Earth Timelapse – see how places have changed over time. Great way to open up different discussions about the environment, the economy, etc. (L:H; SA:SS,S)

Telegraph – simple publishing tool. After you publish, you get a url to share with others.

World Population – “Watch population growth appear on the map as dots representing concentrations of one million people. Learn about important milestones in human history and view other key data including land use, fertility rates, CO2 emissions, life expectancy, and urbanization.”  (L:H; SA:SS)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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