Friday, June 15, 2018

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/15/18

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

World Geography Games -  “Can you point out Sudan on the map? How about the Strait of Hormuz? This website will bring you many entertaining and stimulating map games to improve your geographical knowledge. The quizzes include questions about countries, capitals, flags, regions, bodies of water, mountains, deserts, metropolitan areas and other topics that will test and challenge your brain. For everyone who wants to explore and learn about the world, you've come to the right place!...All 193 members of the United Nations (UN) are included in the quizzes. Added to these UN members are Taiwan (Asia), Kosovo (Europe) and Vatican City (Europe). Not-sovereign territories - e.g. Puerto Rico - are included in our quiz about the Caribbean, but excluded in other quizzes. Russia and Turkey are both added to quizzes about Europe and Asia.” (L:H; SA: SS)

Plum’s Creaturizer – “Go on a nature adventure with Plum's Creaturizer! Kids and families can build wild creatures, then head outdoors to photograph them right in their own backyard. It's part of PLUM LANDING, a PBS KIDS project that helps kids develop a love for this amazing, beautiful, and dramatic planet we call home.The app provides opportunities for kids and their families to interact with nature in a thoughtful way and have fun exploring together.” (L:E;SA:S)

ChatterPix Kids – “Grab your camera! Let’s ChatterPix! Chatterpix Kids can make anything talk -- pets, friends, doodles, and more.  Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, creative cards, or even fancy book reports. And best of all, it’s FREE! AGES: 5-12.” (L:E; SA: A)

Tellagami – “Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated video called a Gami.” (L:G; SA: A)

How Your Digestive System Works – A TED-ed lesson; “Constantly churning inside of you, the digestive system performs a daily marvel: it transforms your food into the vital nutrients that sustain your body and ensure your survival. Emma Bryce traces food’s nine-meter-long, 40-hour journey through the remarkable digestive tract.” (L:G;SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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