Friday, June 2, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/2/17

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

How does your body process medicine? – “Have you ever wondered what happens to a painkiller, like ibuprofen, after you swallow it? Medicine that slides down your throat can help treat a headache, a sore back, or a throbbing sprained ankle. But how does it get where it needs to go in the first place? Céline Valéry explains how your body processes medicine.” (L:M,H ; SA:S)

Plant Your Dream Seeds! Writing to Grow Hope in Your Life – “Here’s a chance to plant your own dream seeds with help from this journaling book. On its pages you will find writing prompts to help you think about the important things that you want to see happen in your life.  By filling in the pages you will be able to express the many hopes and expectations you have for yourself, for those whom you love, and for our world.  Just remember: each time you write a response to a prompt that asks you what kind of dream seed of hope you want to plant, you are actually taking the very first step to making your deepest dreams comes true.  First come the words, then follows the hard work to realize your hopes. In this book international storyteller Laura Simms also shares stories she has culled from different peoples throughout the world about the power of seeds. All her tales are mysterious and beautiful, and convey the sacredness of seeds, the kernels of life.  Her stories will lift your spirit and inspire you. (L:G ; SA:A)

Mindfulness – “Emotions are powerful: they can either overwhelm you, or become your best friend. Take your students on a journey to understand how they can manage their powerful emotions through mindfulness. This set of activities was created in partnership with Yale University's Center for Emotional Intelligence. (L:E ; SA:S) – “ was started in 2002 with the intention to make immersive panoramic images also called VR Photography more known among the general public.
Interactive panoramas is a young media and as such it has for many years been known among enthusiastic photographers and multimedia creators. An interactive VR panorama can not be seen in a book or on a printed image. If you print the panorama it gets a completely different expression. You can only experience the feeling of being at the place and look around, on a computer. You can only distribute Vr Panoramas by the Internet or on CD. No other media can give you the feeling of being at the place like VR photos. And the ultimate feeling comes when you view it in Fullscreen (L:G ; SA:A)

Scaling Everest – great infographic explaining the different landmarks involved in climbing Mt. Everest. (L:G ; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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