Friday, February 8, 2019

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 2/8/19

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

E-Safety Guide for Parents and Kids: To keep kids safe online – “Are you worried about your kids’ safety online? These days, having a computer along with an internet connection is essential to the educational and social needs of young people. However, parents must acknowledge the dangers lurking in the digital sphere. If you’re unsure how you can safeguard your children from digital threats, this guide is for you. Here, we’ll identify the many things that put kids at risk and reveal what you can do as a parent.” (L:T; SA:A)

Word Wanderer – “The cloud view displays the most common words of a text using font size to represent relative frequencies. The ordering of the words is alphabetical from top to bottom, left to right. When hovering over a word, its relationship with other words, in terms of their rate of proximal co-occurrence in a text, are highlighted in colour. Clicking on a word selects it for the context view. The word sizing corresponds to how often they occur in the text near the selected word: the larger the word, the stronger the association between the words and the selected term. Vertical positioning is alphabetical and horizontal positioning represents sentence positions relative to the selected word. Dragging a line between two words triggers the comparison view. In this view a word's size corresponds to the combined association strength with the two words. Here, the horizontal position represents the difference in association between the two selected words. If a word occurs more often with the left word, it will be placed more towards the left side of the screen.” (L:T;SA:A)

Math Shorts – short math video lessons (L:T; SA:M)

Periodic Table – in pictures and words (L:T;SA:S)

MegaSeatingPlan – “Free classroom seating chart generator. Instantly generate seating plans from your students' data” (L:T;SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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