Friday, June 3, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/3/16

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

Zing – “is a fantastic free resource that provides educators, parents, and students unlimited access to thousands of authentic eBooks in English and Spanish, both in school and at home.”  (L:G; SA:A)

Compare and Contrast – template for writing a comparative essay. (L:G; SA:A)

Orbis – “For the first time, ORBIS allows us to express Roman communication costs in terms of both time and expense. By simulating movement along the principal routes of the Roman road network, the main navigable rivers, and hundreds of sea routes in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and coastal Atlantic, this interactive model reconstructs the duration and financial cost of travel in antiquity.

Taking account of seasonal variation and accommodating a wide range of modes and means of transport, ORBIS reveals the true shape of the Roman world and provides a unique resource for our understanding of premodern history.” (L:H; SA:SS)

The Learniacreate video lessons (L:T; SA:A)

Stack Up – browser extension; “Stackup securely measures your time learning anywhere on the web. Then it automatically scores and categorizes that time into 60 subject areas – from Aerospace to Zoology” (L:G; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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