Friday, December 4, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/4/15

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

The Science of Static Electricity – a Ted-ed video lesson on static electricity (L:G; SA:S)

Smarty Pins – Geography game; Read the clue and put the pin on the correct city. (L:M,H; SA:SS)

Mega Seating Plan - Mega Seating Plan makes your seating plans for you, giving you the time to focus on more important things. (L:T; SA:A)

Alfa Typing – “free typing lessons online for learning and practicing touch typing. Improve your typing skills by playing fun and free typing games online.(L:G; SA:A)

Buncee – “buncee® is your creation and presentation tool, simplified. It’s a fun and easy to use web-based tool that’s been helping students & educators across the world create and learn - both within and outside of the classroom. Buncee enables you to easily bring together all kinds of content (buncee artwork, photos, videos, drawings, audio, and links) onto one digital canvas, making a cloud-based, shareable creation. Student's can use buncee to turn their experiences and lessons into multimedia digital stories, travel scrapbooks, research projects, and more. Meanwhile, teachers can create interactive lessons and multimedia presentations, flip their classrooms, and send home beautiful newsletters and invitations to parents and the local community. Teachers can manage their students' work through a private virtual classroom where they can add students, review and grade their buncee submissions, and see the buncee assignments they have sent out to the class.” (L:G; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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