Friday, April 29, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 4/29/16

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

Expedition Day: A Deep Dive Into the World’s Coral Reefs - free set of resources about the world's coral reefs.

EcoKids – “EcoKids offers free learning activities and resources for Canadian teachers, students, parents and communities to engage in environmental action. EcoKids is designed to inspire children to become life-long environmental stewards through nature connection and play.” (L:E; SA:S)

NOAA – “See how data can be used to understand our planet and improve our lives.(L:M,H; SA:S)

GlacierWorks – “Explore Everest – an interactive map to explore the world of Mt. Everest; Rivers of Ice – discover more about glaciers, rivers and people of the greater Himalaya.” (L:G; SA:S)
Dangers of Fracking – find out why fracking is considered dangerous (L:G; SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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