Friday, April 21, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 4/21/17

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

Earth Day Activities - Storyboard Earth Day activities (L:E; SA:S)

GlacierWorks – “GlacierWorks’ exhibit “Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya” showcases our contemporary imagery alongside archival photographs taken over the last century by the world’s greatest mountain photographers. These matched pairs of images starkly reveal the changes that have quietly taken place over the last century.” (L:A; SA:S)

The Greenhouse Effect - Here's what you need to know about ​the warming planet, ho​​w it's affecting us, and what's at stake. (L:A; SA:S)
Wind Power – “Wind power offers a sustainable option in the pursuit of renewable energy.” (L:A; SA:S)

My Garbology – “At MyGarbology, you'll find an interactive online game that teaches about Garbology and answers the question, "Where should my waste go?" You'll also find lessons and activities to extend your Garbology experience, from how to pack a waste-less lunch to getting the dirt on composting. Plus, read our Trash Talk blog for stories of Garbology in practice. In the classroom or at home, you can make Garbology a part of your everyday life.” (L:A; SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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