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
Flexmath – “As the foundation of all higher mathematics, Algebra is a defining gateway on the path to academic success. To make that journey a successful and rewarding experience for all students, the CK-12 Foundation presents FlexMath, a student-centered approach to Algebra proficiency. Combining engaging lessons, interactive practice, adaptive assessment, extensive scaffolding for struggling learners, and endless opportunities for upward differentiation, FlexMath offers a complete discovery-based instructional platform with proven success for all populations of students.” (L:T; SA:M)
Flexbook – free iPad app; “With the free CK-12 FlexBook® app for smartphones, you have the power to read the entire collection of CK-12 FlexBook® textbooks on your phone. All CK-12 FlexBook® textbooks are aligned to content standards.” (L:T; SA: A)
CK-12 Physics Simulations: The Free & Fun Way to Learn Physics! – free iPad app; “Do the laws of physics only apply to a science classroom or lab? No Way! With this free CK-12 Physics Simulation App, you are able to explore over 80 exciting real-world settings and discover the laws of physics that govern the world around you in a fun and interactive way.” (L:T; SA:S)
CK-12: The Free & Fun Way to Learn Math & Science – free iPad app; “With the free CK-12 app for iPhone and iPad, you’re in control of learning. CK-12 features 5000+ math and science lessons and concepts - all accessible anytime, anywhere. All content is created and curated by teachers, for students. Whether you’re looking to improve your grades, or brush up on your favorite math or science topics, CK-12 has you covered - for free! We’re the go-to resource for K-12 STEM education.” (L:T; SA: M, S)
SlickWrite –“Slick Write is a powerful, free tool that makes it easy to check your writing for grammar errors, potential stylistic mistakes, and other features of interest. Whether you're a blogger, novelist, SEO professional, or student writing an essay for school, Slick Write can help take your writing to the next level.”
Original photo by Pat Hensley