Friday, January 20, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/20/17

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

NFL Virtual Field Trip – January 31, 2017 at 1pm EDT; “Go on a Virtual Field Trip with the National Football League (NFL) and the American Heart Association to learn how easy and fun it is to get active and heart healthy. The American Heart Association's Dr. Mercedes Carnethon will show you the science behind the cardio and strength exercises that NFL players Whitney Mercilus and Christian Covington use stay fit and active. Get an inside look at the Houston Texans' practice facility and The Health Museum. Afterwards, our hosts will lead you in a quick and easy physical activity, appropriate for your classroom or living room!” (L:G; SA:A)

President’s Day Virtual Experience – “In preparation for our President's Day Virtual Viewing Party, register now to hold your spot, receive event details, and the archive of our upcoming virtual viewing party taking place Friday, February 17th at 1:00 PM (ET). More details coming soon!” (L:G; SA:A)

Inside the World of 3M Science – “Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM (EST)  Join Discovery Education and 3M as we broadcast live from 3M’s World Headquarters in St. Paul, MN. Students will hear from 3M's leading scientific experts about just a few of the countless 3M innovations that are improving lives worldwide! From the batteries that power your smartphone to the non-reactive fluid that keeps supercomputers cool and operational, you will get an in-depth look at how 3M science improves your daily life!  No special equipment is needed to view this event online. All you need is an internet connected computer (and a way to share with students - projector and speakers).” (L:G; SA:A)

Pi Day Virtual Experience – “Register now to hold your spot, receive event details, and the archive of our upcoming virtual experience taking place Tuesday, March 14th at 1:00 PM (ET). More details coming soon!” (L:G; SA:A)

It’s Okay to Be Smart – YouTube; “I'm Joe Hanson, Ph.D. This channel is all about science, the amazing universe we live in, and how science connects to every part of our life.(L:G; SA:S)


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