Friday, January 5, 2018

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/5/17

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

Why Should You Read Charles Dickens? – “The starving orphan seeking a second helping of gruel. The spinster wasting away in her tattered wedding dress. The stone-hearted miser plagued by the ghost of Christmas past. More than a century after his death, these remain recognizable figures from the work of Charles Dickens. But what are the features of Dickens’ writing that make it so special? Iseult Gillespie investigates.” (L:H; SA:LA)

Photomath – “Simply point your camera toward a math problem and Photomath will magically show the result with a detailed step-by-step instructions.” (L:G ; SA:M)

Cymath – “it solves math problems step-by-step like a teacher would.” Just type your problem in and it shows you how to solve it. There are even practice problems for older students (L:G ; SA:M)

Classmint – “Classmint is an interactive study notes tool. It lets anyone create annotable, audible, beautiful notes that can be folded like a paper. It also maintains automated revision list to aid in revision.Students/Teachers can keep their notes private or publish them.” (L:G; SA:A)

VR Hanger -  “See moments that made air and space history with the VR Hangar from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The Hangar brings some of the Museum’s most important milestone artifacts to life using real 3D-scan data in immersive virtual reality vignettes.” (L:G; SA:S, SS)

 Original photo by Pat Hensley

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