Friday, December 8, 2017

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/8/17

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

EquatIO – free for teachers, “Made to help mathematics and STEM teachers and students at all levels, EquatIO® lets everyone create mathematical equations, formulas, Desmos graphs, and more on their computer or Chromebook”  (L:T; SA:M)

MegaFeedback – “Quickly give quality feedback to students with this new tool” (L:T; SA:A)

Mindcipher – great for beginning of the class warmups: “ a social repository of the world's greatest brain teasers, logic puzzles and mental challenges.” (L:T; SA:A)

Crossword Puzzle Generator – Create your own crossword puzzles. Great for teaching vocabulary or concepts (L:T; SA:A)

What is Fat? – a TED-ed lesson; “As the narrative goes, fat is bad. Well, it’s actually more nuanced than that. The type of fat you eat is more impactful on your health than the quantity. George Zaidan examines triglycerides, the varied molecules that make up fat, and how to identify which types of fat you are consuming.” (L:M,H; SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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