Friday, October 9, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/9/15

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

HSTRY – “A HSTRY bundle is a collection of eleven timelines and lesson plans which follow the Common Core State Standards. Geared towards Elementary and Middle School, our content is the perfect way to engage your students in their studies.” (L:M; SA:SS)

Socrative  - “is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through  a series of educational exercises and games via  smartphones, laptops, and tablets.” (L:G; SA:A)

RemindRemind is a communication tool that helps teachers connect instantly with students and parents. Send quick, simple messages to any device.” (L:G; SA:A)

Kinsey’s Wasps – “a video series for curious minds from the American Museum of Natural History, is all about the Kinsey wasp collection (yes that Kinsey), which at 7.5 million specimens is the single largest chunk of the Museum’s 33 million specimens…get even more in depth content about Kinsey before he studied human sexuality, and the huge collection of gall wasps he acquired.” (L:G; SA:S)

Mobile Location Privacy in a Nutshell – “You’re out with your friends, snapping pictures and uploading them to Twitter and Facebook on the go. That’s cool and all, but is there a problem with this picture? This Nutshell explains the potential dangers of revealing location information via your phone’s camera, and how you can protect yourself from giving out too much information when you snap and upload a pic.” (L:G; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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