Friday, July 19, 2019

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/19/19

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

Making Connections – “Present primary sources as a string of documents to convey historical progression and prompt students to make connections among events. Provide or ask students to fill in the connections between documents.” (L:T;SA: SS)

Letters to My Copyright Infringers – “these are real letters I have sent to people found using my photographs inappropriately.” (L:T;SA: A)

Stop Motion Animator – free Chrome extension; “A simple tool for creating stop motion animation sequences using a webcam. A simple tool for creating stop motion animation sequences using a webcam.Animation sequences can be saved to a video file in the widely-supported webm format.  Previously-saved videos can be loaded into the app and extended.” (L:T;SA: A)

The Irish Myth of the Giant’s Causeway A TED-ed lesson’ “On the coast of Northern Ireland, a vast plateau of basalt slabs and columns called the Giant’s Causeway stretches into the ocean. The scientific explanation for this is that it’s the result of molten lava contracting and fracturing as it cooled in the wake of a volcanic eruption. But an ancient Irish myth has a different accounting. Iseult Gillespie recounts the Giant's Causeway myth.” (L:G;SA: S)

MathLinks – “Resources for maths teachers.” (L:T;SA: M)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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