Friday, September 28, 2018

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/28/18

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

Shakespeare Uncovered – “Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.” (L:H;SA:LA)

Anchor – “Record or upload high-quality audio, host unlimited episodes, and distribute everywhere with just one click. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, there’s never been a better way to podcast.” (L:G;SA:A)

Flippity – “Easily turn a Google™ Spreadsheet into a Set of Online Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff” (L:G;SA:A)

3D Solar System Web - "This is a 3D solar system simulation application, which gives you the approximate location of the planets in the solar system at different time, and some information about each one of them."  (L:G;SA:S)

Making Sense of Spelling -  a TED-ed video; “What can spelling tell us about relationships between words? While spelling may sometimes seem random or unexpected, this lesson illuminates how peeling back the layers of spelling helps us understand the complex history and meaningful structure of words.” (L:M,H;SA:LA)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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