Friday, September 15, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/15/17

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

Abpi – “This site is supported by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. It provides teachers and students with high quality, free, curriculum related, interactive resources containing animations and diagrams which can be downloaded. All our resources link science topics covered in school to the world outside and, particularly, to the treatment of disease.” (L:G; SA:S)

Wilson Center Digital Archive – “The Digital Archive is a resource where students, researchers and specialists can access once-secret documents from governments and organizations all over the world.Constructed and maintained by the Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program, the Digital Archive contains newly declassified historical materials from archives around the world—much of it in translation and including diplomatic cables, high level correspondence, meeting minutes and more. The historical documents presented in the ever-expanding Digital Archive provide fresh, unprecedented insights into recent international history. By making new sources available and easily accessible, the Digital Archive serves to deepen and enrich international scholarship, history education, and public policy debate on important global issues and challenges. The Digital Archive supports the mission and research aims of three Wilson Center projects: THE COLD WAR INTERNATIONAL HISTORY PROJECT (CWIHP), THE NORTH KOREA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTATION PROJECT (NKIDP), THE NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION INTERNATIONAL HISTORY PROJECT (NPIHP)

Constitute – “The world’s constitutions to read, search, and compare”

JPL Infographics – “Design your own infographics with free JPL images and data! Click "Create" to get started, then share your creations.”

Snapchat and Your Brain – “Do a quick Google search on how social media affects your mood, and the results make it seem like all the social media platforms will plunge you into depression. Facebook shows everyone’s perfect life and exotic vacations. Expertly curated selfies abound on Instagram. But, if you look at the actual research, the results aren’t that simple. In this Above the Noise video, host Myles Bess breaks down the science and cuts through the hype about the link between depression and social media use, and looks at how different social media platforms may affect your brain in different ways.”

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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