Friday, March 23, 2018

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/23/18

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

Crayola Lesson Plans – “Find thousands of lesson plans that support and extend instruction in every content area, grades K-12. Each lesson plan is educator-developed and includes classroom-ready directions, a list of supplies needs, standards alignments, and images to help guide your lesson planning. This collection grows continually and always inspires new teaching and learning excitement.” (L:G; SA:A)

Bird Migration – a TED-ed lesson; “Nearly 200 species of songbirds migrate south for winter, some traveling up to 7,000 miles. No easy task, the annual journey is dangerous to birds due to landscape change -- so much so, that only half the birds that migrate south will return home for spring. Alyssa Klavans details why bird migration is so taxing and how we can assist our chirping friends.” (L:G; SA:S)

Project Noah – “Project Noah was created to provide people of all ages with a simple, easy-to-use way to share their experiences with wildlife. By encouraging your students to share their observations and contribute to Project Noah missions, you not only help students to reconnect with nature, you provide them with real opportunities to make a difference.” L:G; SA:S)

Timeglider – “Web-based timeline software for creating and sharing history, project planning and more ...Create, collaborate, and publish zooming and panning interactive timelines. It's like Google Maps, but for time.” (L:G; SA:A)

The Cat In The Hat Knows All About That – from PBS, “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!TM is an award-winning series and website that is designed to spark a love of learning and an interest in science and math for preschool-aged children.” (L:E: SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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