Friday, September 29, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/29/17

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

Easybib – “Generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography” (L:G ; SA:A)

Class Climate – “You now have a tool to quickly evaluate the mood in your class. View today's data, filter the results as you need, explore history records, and much more...” (L:G ; SA:A)

xtraMath – free; “XtraMath® helps students transition from counting or calculating the basic math facts to recalling them. Quickly recalling math facts, instead of calculating them, frees up mental resources for higher-level operations. XtraMath’s timed activities encourage students to answer questions as quickly as possible. When combined with the spaced repetition of problems, this efficiently develops recall. The three-second threshold is carefully selected to be long enough to type in a recalled answer but not long enough for the student to comfortably enter a counted or calculated answer. Students should have already learned the basic counting or calculating strategies, and be able to solve the problems without time pressure, before starting to practice an operation with XtraMath.” (L:E ; SA:M)

Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright – learning about copyright (L:G ; SA:A)

GameOn.World – geography game (L:G ; SA:SS)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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