Friday, February 9, 2018

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 2/9/18

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

New Periodic Table of iOS Apps for AR and VR “latest periodic table of apps which explores the huge array of iOS apps that utilise augmented and virtual reality that can be used in the classroom.” (L:T; SA:G)

Peter Pig’s Money Counter – “Learning about money is fun with Peter Pig. In this interactive game, kids practice identifying, counting and saving money while learning fun facts about U.S. currency. After completing the game, players are rewarded with a trip to the virtual store to buy accessories within budget and dress up Peter Pig in fun scenes.”  (L:E; SA:M)

Cold, The Flu, and You – YouTube video; “When the weather starts to get cool, a lot of people start to get sick. So what’s making people sick and how can you avoid falling ill? Join Jessi and Squeaks to find out!” (L:E; SA:S)

Patches – “Create WebVR experiences without writing code.” (L:T; SA:G)

Kaizena – “Kaizena makes feedback fast and personal without taking up classroom time. The new version of Kaizena works directly inside Google Docs: record voice comments, use pre-made comments, and rate skills right on the student's assignment.” (L:T; SA:G)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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