Friday, October 23, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/23/15

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

Snappy Words – “It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.”  (L:G; SA:A)

Wili the Word Wizard’s Math Dictionary – “Wili the Word Wizard can help you learn the most important words you’ll need to understand Math and Science concepts. Click on the letters above to learn some new Math words.” (L:E; SA:M)

MoocNote -  Import any YouTube playlist or video by simply copying and pasting the URL,  Watch videos and automatically continue your training from where you left off,  Take notes that link back to the appropriate place in the videos,  Take notes that link back to the appropriate place in the videos, Check your notes anytime, anywhere. All notes are organized in one single place.” (L:G; SA:A)

Dotstorming – “A real-time group brainstorming and decision making app  (L:G; SA:A)

Student Discovery Sets - “The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature. Interactive tools let students zoom in, draw to highlight details, and conduct open-ended primary source analysis. Full teaching resources are available for each set. (L:G; SA:SS)
Original photo by Pat Hensley

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