Friday, March 17, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/17/17

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

UDL Examples - Great examples of Universal Design for Learning (L:T; SA:A)

8 Secrets of Class Design – Great suggestions for designing your classroom (L:T; SA:A)

Bouncy Balls – helps control the noise level by giving students a visual of the noise. (L:T; SA:A)

SeeSaw – “Seesaw empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school.  Students can “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. You can also import directly from most popular apps.” (L:T; SA:A)

PlayPositPlayPosit is an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any online video (screencasts, Khan Academy, TED, etc.) and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students, with time-embedded activities. (L:T; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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