Friday, January 23, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/23/15

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

RNA Virtual LabNature’s best kept secret is a wonder molecule called RNA. It is central to the origin of life, evolution, and the cellular machinery that keeps us alive. In this Lab you’ll play the role of a molecular engineer by solving RNA folding puzzles. Then take your skills to Eterna, where you can design RNAs that could be at the heart of future life-saving therapies.” (L:H; SA:S)

History of Immigration in the US – interactive timeline (L:M, H; SA:SS)’’

Sight Words – teach your child to read (L:E; SA: LA)

Color 4 All – online coloring pages (L:E; SA: LA)

Homework Spot – “"Find the best K-12 homework resources organized by subject and grade-level” (L:G; SA: A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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