Friday, April 5, 2019

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 4/5/19

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

Virtual Tours – virtual tours of Greece; “Each destination is developed on the basis of its important cultural heritage (Myth) and its contemporary life (Experience). Points of Interest (POI) are recorded, having as a reference point archaeological sites or places of cultural/ touristic significance. Just click on your point of interest and start your journey. Get insights and tips, inspire yourself and enjoy a unique journey!” (L:G;SA:SS)

Patches – create your own virtual tours (L:T;SA:A)

Microsoft Translater – “Did you know that Microsoft Translator can be used in schools to help students who are English Language Learners pass their final exams and facilitate communication between parents and teachers? Microsoft Translator live feature breaks language barriers and provides translation capabilities for diverse populations.” (L:T;SA:A)

Quick Key – “Quick grader: give quizzes on student devices, Chromebooks, in a Google Form for Google Classroom, and even scan papers with your phone. All results are instantly analyzed and on your mobile device. and you can use it for free forever” (L:T;SA:A)

Anchor – “The best way to make your podcast.
Create and host unlimited episodes, distribute your show everywhere, and make money. All in one place, all for free.”

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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