Friday, February 10, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 2/10/17

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

Billions in Change – “Our Instructional Toolkit features in-depth lesson plans and activities for middle- and high-school classrooms. Focused on the issues, inventions, people, and problem-solving philosophy behind Billions in Change, the toolkit offers both academic rigor and real-world application (L:T:; SA:A)

The Superb Owlcute science lesson about owls.(L:E:; SA:S)

Weather – articles and lessons about weather .(L:G:; SA:S)

Virtual Reality Headset – make your own headset (L:T:; SA:A)

Shutterbugs: Wiggle and Stomp – game from the Smithsonian; “Shutterbugs teaches students how to describe movement and motion while visiting rare animals at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Each animal has coloring-page printouts, so you can print and color your favorite critter.  .(L:E:; SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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