Friday, December 26, 2014

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/26/14

tools1Here 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

Open Curriculum – “Standards-aligned + curated lesson plans, activities, exercises, and more for teachers” (L:T; SA:A)

Free Play Music – free music for your projects (L:G; SA:A)

ReadWorks – “ReadWorks is committed to solving the nation's reading comprehension crisis by giving teachers the research-proven tools and support they need to improve the academic achievement of their students. ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online,for free, to be shared broadly.” (L:T; SA:A)

LibAdventures – “Explore the places tied to defining moments in literary and art history. Follow the footsteps of the great authors.” (L:G; SA:A

The mighty mathematics of the lever – A TED lesson on using levers (L:G; SA:M, S)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

Sioux Roslawski said...

Pat--This post came at the perfect time. Thanks. The site that provides free music is going to come in handy this semester.

Thanks, and have a great rest of the holiday.