Friday, June 22, 2018

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/22/18

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

Storytelling the Stillmotion Way – “Our friends from Stillmotion will be taking the reins for the next few weeks, using their experience as Emmy award-winning filmmakers to teach you a very special skill — the art of storytelling.” (L:G; SA: LA)

Word Tamer – Try a new way to learn storytelling. (L:G; SA: LA)

Taxes – Where Does Your Money Go? – “In this lesson students learn why the government taxes, where the money goes, and how different income brackets pay different taxes. They also learn about their individual responsibility to pay taxes, and that their gross salary does not always reflect what they will actually take home. Finally, the class will examine ways to lower taxes through deductions, retirement accounts, etc.” (L:H; SA:C)

Purpose Games – “PurposeGames lets you create and play games. Students, teachers and rockstars alike all come here to create and learn. Give it a try” (L:G; SA:A)

Why Do We Itch – a YouTube video by It’s Okay to Be Smart; “It’s one of the most annoying sensations our bodies can feel, but does anything feel better than when you scratch an itch? Ok, maybe *some* things. But itching and scratching are up there. How does this weird sensation work? And what is itching for?” (L:G; SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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