Friday, September 7, 2018

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/7/18

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

60 Second Adventures in Economics – YouTube videos; “Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered what took the bend out of Phillips' curve? David Mitchell helps reveal some of the great dilemmas faced by governments trying to run an economy - whether to save or spend, control inflation, regulate trade, fix exchange rates, or just leave everyone to get on with it and not intervene. You'll learn why Adam Smith put such a high price on free markets, how Keynes found a bold new way to reduce unemployment, and what economists went on to discover about the impact of policy on people's and businesses' behaviour - which may not always be entirely rational.” (L:H;SA:SS)

Word Search Creator – Make your own word search (L:G;SA:A)

MyBib – free; “An amazing new bibliography and citation generator” (L:G;SA:A)

How Submarines Work – SciShow Kids video; “Jessi and Squeaks got a question about how submarines go underwater and explore, so Squeaks did some research!” (L:G;SA:S)

American Presidents Timeline Poster – from C-Span; “C‑SPAN Classroom is delighted to offer our new American Presidents Timeline poster – available only to C‑SPAN Classroom members. This colorful 6' long poster details the lives and public service careers of every president, plus key historical events, Supreme Court cases, Constitutional Amendments, and technology milestones throughout history. To reserve yours, simply log-in and click on "Get This Offer." The poster is FREE of charge to C‑SPAN Classroom members (* limit of one poster per member and only available to members residing in the U.S. and territories). Depending on the date of your order please allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery. All orders received by the end of each month will be mailed the first week of the following month." (L:T;SA:SS)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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