Friday, May 6, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/6/16

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

Stem in 30 – May 11, 2016; “Join us for STEM in 30, an interactive classroom program consisting of 30-minute live webcasts that engage middle school students in STEM topics ranging from WWI airplanes to rovers on Mars. Chat with experts, submit your questions to be answered live, take a poll, discover related content, and participate in follow-up activities. Watch STEM in 30 live on this page or on NASA TV. You can also view archived programs on-demandLearn more about STEM in 30. (L:M; SA:S)

My Garbology –At MyGarbology, you'll find an interactive online game that teaches about Garbology and answers the question, "Where should my waste go?" You'll also find lessons and activities to extend your Garbology experience, from how to pack a waste-less lunch to getting the dirt on composting. Plus, read our Trash Talk blog for stories of Garbology in practice. In the classroom or at home, you can make Garbology a part of your everyday life.” (L:G; SA:S)

AP US Historyreview for the AP exam including strategy hints L:H; SA:SS)

Explain VR: Virtual Zoo – free iPad app, Explain VR: Virtual Zoo is educational application based on google cardboard and virtual reality. You will visit Zoo with animals and you can watch them, walk around them, get more information about them and learn about animals with immersive experience.

Newspaper Map – find and read newspapers from around the world. .” (L:G; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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