Friday, August 18, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/18/17

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

Nanospace -  NanoSpace is a web-based, virtual theme park for children of all ages! Explore the world of atoms and molecules with games, activities and short animations in a fun-filled amusement park and learning environment launched in 2012.” (L:G; SA:S)

What happens when you have a concussion? – Ted-Ed talk; “Each year in the United States, players of sports and recreational activities receive between 2.5 and 4 million concussions. How dangerous are all those concussions? The answer is complicated and lies in how the brain responds when something strikes it. Clifford Robbins explains the science behind concussions” (L:H; SA:A)

Map of Play – “find parks and playground near you.” (L:T; SA:A)

FlipAnim- “create flipbook animations online” (L:G; SA:A)

Mapping History – “interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and/or illustrations of historical events, developments, and dynamics.” (L:G; SA:SS)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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