Friday, June 28, 2019

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/28/19

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

Maze generator – you decide on the shape, width, height, and where to enter. When you generate it, it becomes a printable pdf.  (L:G;SA:A)

Historic Cities Map Quiz – “Cities evolve, but the old core stays same. Or does it? We’ve trawled the archives for a selection of historic maps. Can you ID the cities?” (L:H;SA:SS)

Football physics: The "impossible" free kick – a TED-ed talk; “In 1997, Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos set up for a 35 meter free kick with no direct line to the goal. Carlos’s shot sent the ball flying wide of the players, but just before going out of bounds it hooked to the left and soared into the net. How did he do it? Erez Garty describes the physics behind one of the most magnificent goals in the history of football.” (L:H;SA:PE, S)

How Seashells Are Made – “If you know that seashells are made of basically the same stuff as chalk, you might have wondered why chalk is crumbly but seashells are super tough. This week on Reactions, we explain: The secret’s in the biochemistry.” (L:G;SA:S)

Number Chart – “Number Chart is a fun and educational activity, which helps children see the relationships and patterns among numbers up to 120. To play the game, children will choose a level of difficulty, and then be asked to place numbers on the correct spot within the Number Chart. Complete the activity for a fun surprise!” (L:E;SA:M)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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