Friday, May 18, 2018

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/18/18

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

Yellowstone Bison – info about the bison in Yellowstone National Park (L:G; SA:S)

Periodic Videos – TED-ed videos about each element on the periodic table and below the video is a link to the lesson (L:H; SA:S)

From the Catbird Seat -  audio podcast; “Poetry from the Library of Congress" features archived recordings of poets reading and discussing their work at the Library of Congress, and offers behind-the-scenes interviews with special guests.” (L:G; SA:LA)

WikiWhere – “This game is designed to test your knowledge about major cities and their geographical location. There will be 5 rounds of trivia with scoring based on how close you are to the city center and how many hints are used.” (L:G; SA:SS)

iNaturalist – mobile app; “From hikers to hunters, birders to beach-combers, the world is filled with naturalists, and many of us record what we find. What if all those observations could be shared online? You might discover someone who finds beautiful wildflowers at your favorite birding spot or learn about the birds you see on the way to work. If enough people recorded their observations, it would be like a living record of life on Earth that scientists and land managers could use to monitor changes in biodiversity, and that anyone could use to learn more about nature. That's the vision behind So if you like recording your findings from the outdoors, or if you just like learning about life, join us!” (L:G; SA:S, LA)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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