Friday, June 24, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/17/16

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

Great Questions – “Here are some of our suggestions for getting a good conversation going. We encourage you to use the ones you like and to come up with your own. This list is in no particular order. Choose one of the categories below, or scroll through and read them all.(L:G; SA:A)

Triventy – “Write your own questions, or customize any quiz from our extensive library. You'll be able to mark your quiz as a collaborative quiz and invite students to add questions to it.” (L:G; SA:A)

Teach Your Monster To Read - The groundbreaking game that makes learning to read fun. Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences. Designed in collaboration with leading academics. Complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools. Computer version is 100% free.” (L:E; SA:LA)

FRED Activities – “Looking for a quick way to master the basics of FRED, the St. Louis Fed's free economic data website? This online guide to 10 step-by-step activities prepares users to find and graph economic data. The guide also shows how to customize, save, and share a FRED graph.(L:M,H;SA:SS)

Public Domain Collectionsfrom the NY Public Library; “Did you know that more than 180,000 of the items in our Digital Collections are in the public domain? That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways. The Library now makes it possible to download such items in the highest resolution available directly from the Digital Collections website.” (L:G; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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