Friday, September 16, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/16/16

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

Time is Money – free Chrome extension; “Why do we want money? Sometimes it's because we really want that new BluRay player, or tickets to that Broadway show, or a pair of fly new kicks. But usually we want money so we can have time to do things we love. We clock in overtime for a few months so we can take a two week adventure in Southeast Asia. We slave away at the office for decades in exchange for a relaxing retirement. For our whole lives, we spend our time trying to earn it back.You can't get back time you've spent, but you can make decisions today that save you time tomorrow. Download Time Is Money and start saving hours like dollars.”  (L:M,H; SA:M, C)

How Do Animals See in the Dark – a TED-ed lesson; “To human eyes, the world at night is a formless canvas of grey. Many nocturnal animals, on the other hand, experience a rich and varied world, bursting with details, shapes, and colors. What is it, then, that separates moths from men? Anna Stöckl uncovers the science behind night vision.” (L:M,H; SA:S)

5 Dice – free iPad game, an order of operations game (L:E; SA:M)

TinEye – a reverse image search (L:G; SA:A)

Sqworl – a visual bookmarking tool (L:G; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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