Friday, September 1, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/1/17

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

Bloomz – “With Bloomz, teachers and schools save time by having all the tools they need to communicate with today's parents in one easy-to-use (and free) app” (L:G; SA:T)

Owl Eyes – “Owl Eyes is an improved reading experience for students, teachers, and everyday readers. We wanted a clean, smart e-reading and annotating tool, and when we couldn't find one we liked, we built it! Our mission is to bring reading to life. We're obsessed with education and will continue to create the best tools to help people read and learn...and enjoy doing it! Read on any device, simply and beautifully. View annotations or add your own. Reading on Owl Eyes gives you the most academic, interactive reading experience around. Check out our library to get started. Teach using our free classroom assignment tools. With students reading more and more on mobile, we decided to bring the text and homework to them. Create a virtual classroom, add students, and assign annotation, reading, and quizzes.” (L:G; SA:T)

Google Arts and Culture – pictures from around the world; great way to look at other countries and cultures  (L:G; SA:SS)

Edsitement! – “EDSITEment is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Trust for the Humanities. EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.” (L:G; SA:SS)

Prisoners of the First World War – “Archives 1914-1918: during the First World War, 10 million people, servicemen or civilians, were captured and sent to detention camps. The belligerent countries involved provided lists of prisoners to the ICRC, which created an index card for each prisoner and detainee. Now, you can search through all 5 million of them.” (L:H; SA:SS)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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