Friday, September 4, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/4/15

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

Taking the Mystery Out of Copyrightfrom the Library of Congress (L:E; SA:A)

CNN Student News – “CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program designed for middle and high school classes. It is produced by the journalists at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year.” (L:M, H; SA:SS)

BBQ Science – “Learn more about the science (and art) of barbecuing.(L:G; SA:A)

The Energy Game – “This energy game activity engages students in learning about energy sources. This game demonstrates that energy, the environment, and economics are closely tied together. During the course of the game and in the discussion afterward, students learn the concepts of scarcity, opportunity cost, net energy profit, law of diminishing returns, and that availability does not mean usefulness.(L:M; SA:S)

Monthly Activity Packs – “Check out our free monthly downloadable activity packs, with themed vocabulary lists and lesson plans, to use with WordWriter!(L:E; SA:LA)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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