Friday, August 16, 2019

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/16/19

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

Character Scrapbook – “Use this reader's response activity to analyze the characters in any book. Print and collect your scrapbook pages.”  (L:E,M;SA:LA)

Bulletin Board Ideas – “Good bye to the old paradigm of bulletin board being a "content delivery" system. By adding an interactive element, expecting students to contribute to the postings, you are transferring ownership to the students.  They begin to see the space as a place for contribute.  Here we are again starting another school year, with interactive bulletin board ideas for you!” (L:T;SA:A)

Human Body Study Jams – Science lesson (L:T;SA:S)

Persuasive Cartography – “This is a collection of “persuasive” cartography: ​more than 800 ​ maps intended primarily to influence opinions or beliefs - to send a message - rather than to communicate geographic information. The collection reflects a variety of persuasive tools ​, including​ allegorical, satirical and pictorial mapping; selective inclusion; unusual use of projections, color, graphics and text; and intentional deception. Maps in the collection address a wide range of messages: religious, political, military, commercial, moral and social.” (L:H;SA:SS)

Launchpad: How GPS Works – “In this NASA video segment a NASA expert explains the inner workings of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Learn more about trilateration and how four satellites work together to identify exact locations on Earth with the help of a two-dimensional model.” (L:H;SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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