Friday, June 14, 2019

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/14/19

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

Glue or Tape – “The oldest glue in the world is over 8,000 years old and comes from a cave near the Dead Sea. Today, we have enough types of tape and glue to build and repair almost anything. But what gives glue and tape their stickiness? And is one stronger than the other? Elizabeth Cox explores the world of adhesives.” (L:G;SA:S)

Padlet – “Padlet is a software people use to make and share content with others.
Somewhere between a doc and a full-fledged website builder, Padlet empowers everyone to make the content they want, whether it's a quick bulletin board, a blog, or a portfolio.” (L:G;SA:A)

Britannica Insights – a Chrome extension; “Enhance your search experience and your knowledge with Britannica content in the top-right corner of your search results page.
Facts matter & Britannica Insights with Merriam-Webster makes them easier to find them.” (L:T;SA:A)

Fun Summer Science – a YouTube video by SciShowKids: “The sun is out and Jessi and Squeaks are ready to perform all kinds of fun outdoor science experiments! Let's take a look at some of the fun activities they've done before, like making a kite, building a solar tower, blowing bubbles, and of course, making ice cream! (L:E,M;SA:S)

The Reason for the Seasons – by National Geographic; “Students use polystyrene foam balls and light bulbs to investigate the sun's intensity on the surface of the Earth.”  (L:E;SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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