Friday, January 4, 2019

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/4/18

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

GoNoodle – move with a purpose. Boost, productivity, improve behavior, build community (L:G;SA:A)

Speakpipe – “Receive voice messages from your audience directly on your website. Make it super easy for your website visitors to contact you, leave feedback or testimonial. No phone calls are required!” (L:G;SA:A)

Planetarium – You move the pin to your location and the time you want so you can see the stars in the sky. (L:G;SA:S)

Listen and Read – “Captivate your early learners with these 15 nonfiction read-along books. Listen and Read activities tell their stories through words, images, and sound. You can use these online activities in a variety of ways, from one-on-one instruction using a computer or tablet to class instruction on an interactive whiteboard.” (L:E;SA:LA,C)

MadMagz – “Magazine, school newspaper, flyer, newsletter, catalogue, birthday, wedding: we have all the templates you need! And all of them have been created by professional graphic designers. Invite contributors: they will write their pages in the template you have chosen and send them to you. You will be able to edit them but only you will be entitled to publish your magazine. You are the editor-in chief! Have fun now! Add a table of contents, links, videos, sound, etc. to you webmag! “ (L:G;SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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