Friday, June 23, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/23/17

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

An Age of Disillusion: Wayland During the Vietnam Era – “As a nation at war, what lessons can we learn from our past?  What wisdom can we glean from young Americans who were consumed with Vietnam some forty years later?  These are two of the questions that the Wayland High School History Project team endeavored to answer in An Age of Disillusion: Wayland During the Vietnam Era, the third volume in a multi-year effort to trace national trends and developments in our small suburban Boston town of 13,000. Thirty one men and women responded to our call for interviewees in the springs of 2006 and 2007, full transcripts of which are included on our interviews page, where you can read their memories of life during troubled times.  Each of their life pathways have an intersection called Wayland at some juncture, so this collection reflects the community of the past and of the present.” (L:H; SA:SS)

ParaPara – free animation creator; requires no registration. (L:G; SA: A)

Be Internet Awesome – “To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.” (L:E; SA: A)

Online Model United Nations – “Welcome to THIMUN Online Model United Nations, the world’s first fully online MUN program. Our community of globally connected and engaged youth are working together to develop a unique online debating platform, open to any high school student with internet connection and a desire to collaborate and discuss our world’s most pressing issues.” (L:H; SA:SS)

Government Games – interesting educational games focusing on the government (L:H; SA:SS)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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