Friday, July 31, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/31/15

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

Trending Words“Trending Words revolutionizes vocabulary instruction, allowing you to easily create vocabulary for your students from your most trusted source for curriculum--other teachers!
Koma Koma – free Ipad app; a simple & easy stop motion animation app for iPad. (L:G; SA:A)

Road to Grammar – quizzes, games, and lessons on grammar (L:E; SA:LA)

NBC Learn – “For more than 80 years, NBC News has been documenting the people, places, and events that shape our world. NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, is dedicated to making these historic stories, images and primary source documents available on-demand to teachers, students, and parents.” (L:G; SA:T)

LeafSnap free iPad app; “Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.”  (L:M, H; SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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