Friday, February 24, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 2/24/17

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

Games Planet Arcade – “This arcade is a portal to games and interactive activities focused on ocean and air themes. It highlights the science and the activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other agencies and organizations promoting environmental stewardship. (L:G; SA:S)

The Art of Storytelling – from Pixar in a Box; “This topic is an exploration of the storytelling process at Pixar.” (L:G; SA:LA)

ClassTools Hexagon Generator – “Hexagon learning allows students to identify links between factors very effectively. Students categorise and link factors together for deeper understanding of the relationship between factors.(L:G; SA:A)

American Timelines Poster – “C‑SPAN Classroom is delighted to offer our new American Presidents Timeline poster – available only to C‑SPAN Classroom members. This colorful 6' long poster details the lives and public service careers of every president, plus key historical events, Supreme Court cases, Constitutional Amendments, and technology milestones throughout history. (L:G; SA:SS)

Presidential Historians Survey – “As the nation marks Presidents Day 2017, C-SPAN is releasing the results of its third Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership, in which a cross-section of 91 presidential historians ranked the 43 former occupants of the White House on ten attributes of leadership.” (L:H; SA:SS)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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