Friday, March 1, 2019

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/1/19

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

Play and Learn Science – free app; “Play with shadows, control the weather, roll and slide objects down a ramp, choose the best materials for an umbrella – all while building science inquiry skills and learning core science concepts. The games in the app encourage kids to see the science in their world. They are intentionally designed to serve as catalysts for real-world exploration by modeling real-world locations and experiences. The related hands-on activities and parent notes prompt families to “try it” at home and provide tips for engaging in conversations.” (L:E;SA:S)

Matific Game – “The Matific Math Games is your school's chance to increase math scores, encourage a growth mindset in math and win a share of more than $20,000 in cash and prizes.” (L:E;SA:M)

Timelines TV – short YouTube videos; “From the medieval world to the miners strike - the story of our changing lives. From a BAFTA winning series written and presented by Andrew Chater” (L:G;SA:SS)

Play Your Dates Right – game; learn the sequence of historical events; you can make your own game just by editing this one. (L:G;SA:SS)

How to Learn from Mistakes – TEDtalk; “Diana Laufenberg shares three surprising things she has learned about teaching -- including a key insight about learning from mistakes.” (L:T;SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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