Friday, May 12, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/12/17

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

The Wright Brothers – “complete information for doing the online lessons with your students, including procedures for guiding students through the lesson, extension activities, and Wright brothers resources.” (L:G ; SA:SS)

Science and Technology of WWII – “The National WWII Museum presents the following information, lessons, and activities about the science and technology of WWII to give students an opportunity to broaden their understanding of WWII. (L:G ; SA:SS)

Dictation - With Dictation, you can use the magic of speech recognition to write emails, narrate essays and long documents in the browser without touching the keyboard. To get started, just connect the microphone to your computer and click the Start Dictation button. Dictation uses your browser's local Storage to save all the transcribed text automatically as you speak. That means you can close the browser and it will resume from where you left off. The app internally uses the built-in speech recognition engine of Google Chrome to transform your voice into digital text. (L:G ; SA:A)

America by Air – Interactive site on Air Transportation (L:G ; SA:SS)

History Animated – “If a picture is worth a thousand words, a good animation is worth ten thousand. After reading book after book about the Pacific War and finding only complicated maps with dotted lines and dashed lines crisscrossing the pages, we decided to depict the key naval and land battles using animation technology.” (L:G ; SA:SS)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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