Friday, November 4, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/4/16

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

The Great Thanksgiving Listen – “The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national education project that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder over Thanksgiving weekend using the StoryCorps App.
Interviews are entered into the StoryCorps archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and on where they become an invaluable resource for future historians and provide families with a priceless piece of personal history.

In its pilot year of 2015, thousands of high schools from all 50 states participated and preserved over 50,500 individual recordings at the Library of Congress. In 2016, StoryCorps will continue to work with educators around the country to preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans over a single holiday weekend.”  (L:T; SA:SS)

Literature Map – You type in an author and other authors are shown with your author. The closer two writers are, the more likely that you will like both of them. (L:T; SA:LA)

Soundtrap – “With Soundtrap you make music online. You can plug in your own instrument, use the software instrumentsavailable in Soundtrap or just record a song directly with your computer microphone. It's super-easy!(L:G; SA:FA)

WidbookSimple and powerful way to discover and share stories in form of ebooks.(L:G; SA:LA)

WriteReader – “30 sec is all teachers and students need to get started creating and sharing books.(L:G; SA:LA)

Original photo by Pat Hensley


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