Friday, October 4, 2019

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/4/19

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

What Causes Heartburn? – a TED-ed lesson; “Humans have been battling heartburn for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. But recently the incidence has risen, making it a common complaint worldwide. What causes this problem, and how can it be stopped? Rusha Modi details the causes and treatments of heartburn.” (L:H;SA:S)

Math is Visual – “Welcome to Math Is Visual. This website was created to assist in building a better conceptual understanding of mathematics through the use of visuals. The images, videos and resources shared here are intended to help all teachers, parents and students understand that Math Is Visual and we should take every opportunity to teach it that way.” (L:G;SA:M)

Kids World Atlas – free iPad app; “Kids World Atlas is a game that gives kids a chance to explore our planet through exciting activities and games. It features engaging lessons that teach about rivers, animals, mountains, volcanoes, geography, and much more.” (L:E;SA:SS)

My Molecularium – free app; “My Molecularium is a fun and challenging molecule building game. Launch atoms at target bond sites to assemble essential molecules of increasing complexity and difficulty. Move your device to direct your shots using our innovative laser-guided aim. Learn to use the chemical and structural formulas to help you build a wide range of important molecules, from water and vitamin C to caffeine and adrenaline. Have fun learning about molecules as you play.” (L:H;SA:S)

I Don’t Like Vegetables – a free Apple book; “An award winning book recognised by the Practical Pre-School Magazine. A beautifully illustrated book with vibrant colours to encourage young children to recognise and learn about vegetables, whilst at the same time keeping their interest with a wonderful story. Features include a playground scene to help children match vitamins to vegetables and enabling parents and teachers to initiate discussions about of the benefits of eating vegetables.” (L:E;SA:LA, S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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