Friday, June 16, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/16/17

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

Why Do Scientists? – “A site developed to help non-scientists, or students embarking on a career in science, to understand "the scientific mind-set” “(L:G ; SA:S)

Geometry Expressions – “Free browser-based mathematical modeling.” (L:H ; SA:M)

Ode to Space – “Motion Designer Christian Stangl and his brother, composer Wolfgang Stangl, just created one of the most beautiful odes to space exploration we’ve seen… and they did it without ever taking a single photograph. Every photo in their tribute was pulled from NASA’s Project Apollo Archive.” “(L:G ; SA:S)

Fact Fragment Frenzy – free app; “Fact Fragment Frenzy, as a stand-alone or as part of an extended research skills unit, aids students in learning the importance of finding the words in sentences and paragraphs that contain the facts they need for compiling their research. They practice by pulling important words from a text over to a virtual notebook. The students then move to putting those notes into their own words, avoiding plagiarism. Having elementary and intermediate students participate in the fact-finding process early in their school experience promises to enrich further study and enjoyment of nonfiction texts.” (L:E,M ; SA:LA )

Teachers on Twitter – “These automated lists update automatically from Twitter on a daily basis. They are designed to help teachers connect quickly on Twitter to exchange ideas and resources.” (L:G ; SA:A )

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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