Friday, May 22, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 05/22/2020

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

70 Acts of Kindness Ideas That Won’t Cost a Thing + Printables – “…spread the love with our 70 acts of kindness you can do without breaking the bank. Who knows, these small actions may just leave you —and your wallet — at ease.” (L:G;SA:A)

Monster Minigames – “Rehearse matching letter-sounds, blending and segmenting - all within the familiar environment of Teach your Monster to Read.” (L:E;SA:LA)

Copyright for Teachers - A Webinar With Beth Holland and Richard Byrne – “In this webinar Beth Holland and Richard Byrne share advice about copyright issues in the classroom.” (L:T;SA:A)

Making Sense of Spelling – a TED-ed lesson; “What can spelling tell us about relationships between words? While spelling may sometimes seem random or unexpected, this lesson illuminates how peeling back the layers of spelling helps us understand the complex history and meaningful structure of words.” (L:H;SA:LA)

World’s Worst Pet – free iPad app; “Help your students build a rich vocabulary of essential words! World’s Worst Pet exposes students to over 1000 Tier Two words at 6 different levels through four engaging games. Aligned to the Common Core, this app provides student-friendly definitions, a playful narrative, a fun reward system and thought-provoking writing prompts!” (L:E;SA:LA)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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