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
Enjoy Learning US Map Puzzle – free iPad app; “This is an educational game that allows you to learn the u.s.a map as if you play a jigsaw puzzle. This game is designed to be simple yet fun to play. Not only people who like the map, but also who are not good at geography can enjoy playing it.” (L:E,M; SA:SS)
Enjoy Learning World Map Puzzle – free iPad app; “This is an educational game that allows you to learn the world map as if you play a jigsaw puzzle.This game is designed to be simple yet fun to play. Not only people who like the world map, but also who are not good at geography can enjoy playing it.” (L:E,M; SA:SS)
US50K – “Shortest-possible tour to 49,603 sites from the National Register of Historic Places.” (L:G; SA:SS)
Math Vocabulary Cards – “Math Vocabulary Cards help students deepen their conceptual understanding of key terms in mathematics. Each card features three sections: a math term, a representative example or model, and a concise definition. Each section can be hidden or revealed providing multiple options for practice. Vocabulary cards can be selected individually or by category and switched seamlessly between English and Spanish.” (L:E; SA:M)
PBS Digital Innovators – “The PBS Digital Innovator program is a professional development opportunity for highly engaged, changemaker K-12 educators whose innovative use of technology and media create exciting learning experiences for their students. Do you think you could be a 2017 PBS Digital Innovator? We’re accepting applications until 12:01 AM PST, February 13th, 2017. In addition to short application and questionnaire the application includes three basic elements. Those selected for the 2017 PBS Digital Innovator program will be notified by March 15, 2017.” (L:G; SA:A)
Original photo by Pat Hensley