Friday, July 14, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/14/17

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

Brown Bears of Katmai National Park – “Welcome to’s Pearls of the Planet, the world’s leading live nature cam network. Start your journey in the pristine wilderness of Alaska’s Katmai National Park, the best place on the planet to watch brown bears catching salmon in the wild.​” (L:G ; SA:A)

DIY – “DIY is a safe online community for kids to discover new passions, level up their skills, and meet fearless geeks just like them.” (L:G ; SA:A)

Name Picker Ninja – add the names in and a name will be randomly picked. (L:T ; SA:A)

Google News Archive – A large selection of different newspapers. It would be interesting for students to see what happened in a certain area during major events in time.

Zero Noise Classroom – a Chrome extension; “The free noise level display and stopwatch for the cooperative classroom. It helps students be aware of the noise level in the classroom during cooperative learning activities, and moderate it accordingly. When time is over, the percentage of time that the noise level has exceeded the optimal level is displayed, so the teacher can use that value in gamification techniques.”  . (L:T ; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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