Friday, May 8, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/8/15

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

Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature  Listen to audio-recorded readings of former Consultants in Poetry Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Frost; Nobel Laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Czeslaw Milosz, and renowned writers such as Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood, and Kurt Vonnegut read from their work at the Library of Congress.”    (L:G; SA:LA)

Analyze My Writing – free; “an online text content and readability analyzer. Copy and paste a text into the homepage and gain a wealth of information about your text including word and character counts, word and sentence lengths, the readability of your text, and other analyses.(L:T; SA:A)

What We Pay For - This is your federal budget. We think it’s hard to relate to “billions” and “trillions”, so we break it down by how much you pay in taxes. (L:H; SA:M,SS)

Summer Math Program For Families – “The free TenMarks Summer Math Program builds a strong math foundation and reduces summer learning loss for grades 1 - Algebra 2.” (L:G; SA:M)

The Tiniest FossilsThe 6th episode of the series, The Tiniest Fossils explores how Museum scientists use them, and what they can tell us about how the world used to be.” (L:G; SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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