Friday, May 17, 2019

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/17/19

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

8 Scents Scientifically Proven to Increase Student Productivity – “Aromatherapy can be a powerful tool when it comes to mood and behavior. Different aromas have been known to boost productivity, improve mental function and enhance focus.”  (L:T;SA:A)

One Class – “When it comes to studying, there never seems to be enough time. Lucky for the 150 million college students in the world, OneClass exists for you. With an extensive library of exam study guides, lecture notes and video tutorials created by top students, you can quickly find what you need when you need it. There’s a reason why 90% of all students who use OneClass get better grades.” (L:H,T;SA:A)

Coding, The Musical – “A completely free interactive musical that teaches basic coding concepts to kids aged 4 to 8, designed specifically for girls! Children are introduced to coding by creating their own characters and building their own musical story worlds. The purpose of "Coding, the Musical" is to get girls engaging with computer science in a fun, playful and extremely creative environment so that they fall in love with coding and want to learn more! 20 beautifully animated interactive stories, 60 songs, 40 games and 5 fundamental coding concepts - lots of learning, lots of fun!” (L:E;SA:LA, S, C)

ChatterPix – iPhone/iPad app; “Create ChatterPix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, creative cards, or even fancy book reports. And best of all, it’s FREE! AGES: 5-12.” (L:E,M;SA:A)

Moose Math - iPhone/iPad app; “Moose Math engages kids in a mathematical adventure and teaches counting, addition, subtraction, sorting, geometry and more. While playing 5 multi-level activities in the Moose Juice Store, Puck’s Pet Shop and Lost & Found, kids can earn rewards to help build their own city and decorate buildings. Moose Math introduces a new whimsical group of Duck Duck Moose characters, The Dust Funnies, who help with mastering math skills. Moose Math is aligned with Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten and 1st Grade and includes a Report Card section where parents and teachers can monitor progress and find additional skill-building activities. AGES: 3-7.” (L:E,;SA:M)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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