Friday, August 7, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom

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

North Star Paths – free graphics (L:T;SA:A)

The 100+ Best Virtual Tours and Field Trips for Kids and Students [2020] – “We have compiled the ultimate list of everything from amusement parks to zoos so that you and your little ones can enjoy them from the comfort and safety of your own home!” (L:G;SA:A)

Empatico – “Empatico empowers teachers and students to explore the world through experiences that spark curiosity, kindness, and empathy. We combine live video with activities designed to foster meaningful connections among students ages 6-11.’ (L:E;SA:A)

The Inspiration Walk – “The Inspiration Walk is an immersive audio learning experience designed to help you see things differently. It's an exercise in observation and synthesis that gets your body and mind moving into unexpected territory. Use it to find inspiration on a challenge that matters to you.” (L:G;SA:A)

Sending Smiles – “Over 50,000 cards have been decorated and mailed across the United States to sick children in hospitals, 25+ different Ronald McDonald Houses, and to children fighting battles at home. This is a quick fun activity that allows you to make a difference in the life of a sick child at no cost to you. We mail you everything you need to be a smile maker! Teachers, this is a great lesson demonstrating compassion and caring for others. This is a fun service project for girl/boy scouts, sport teams, and youth groups. Organizational leaders, this is a great way to team with your staff. BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC OF A SMILE- You can make a difference!!!!” (L:G;SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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