Friday, May 1, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/1/15

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

Future MeThis lets you send an email to yourself in the future. This would be great to have students write themselves an email that they will get in 5 or 10 years from now. What important things would they want their future self to remember from their past? (L:G; SA:LA)

Rethink Your Drink – a .pdf file about how to find a substitute for your high caloric drink. (L:M,H; SA:S)

Art History Books – five decades of Met publications on art history free to download. (L:H; SA:FA)

JohnnyAppl – fun online trivia game (L:G ;SA:LA)

Color Uncovered – free iPad app; “Explore the surprising side of color with Color Uncovered, an interactive book that features fascinating illusions, articles, and videos developed by the Exploratorium. (L:G SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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