Friday, May 24, 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

Wizard School – “ We developed this app with educators, who have taught elementary and middle school, specializing in science, writing, math, geography, music, sports, and design. They created and reviewed all content in Wizard School (over 3000 videos, maps, images) for all grades and ages.” (L:E,;SA:A)

Fun Facts about the US National Parks – “Here are some surprising facts about each of the 59 parks.” (L:G,;SA:A)

The Power of Sunlight! | Science Project for Kids – “Jessi and Squeaks use the power of the sun to conduct a cool science experiment!” (L:G,;SA:S)

Novels on Location – find a location and see what novels are set there or look up novels to find out their setting. (L:H,T,;SA:LA)

Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature – “Listen to audio-recorded readings of former Consultants in Poetry Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Frost; Nobel Laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Czeslaw Milosz, and renowned writers such as Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood, and Kurt Vonnegut read from their work at the Library of Congress. The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress dates back to 1943, when Allen Tate was Consultant in Poetry. It contains nearly two thousand recordings—of poets and prose writers participating in literary events at the Library’s Capitol Hill campus as well as sessions at the Library’s Recording Laboratory.” (L:G,;SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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