Friday, December 6, 2019

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/6/19

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

Kialo – “Kialo Edu is a custom version of Kialo specifically designed for classroom use. Its clear, visually compelling format makes it easy to follow the logical structure of a discussion and facilitates thoughtful collaboration. Kialo’s mission is to promote well-reasoned discussion online, and to that end, Kialo is free for educators to use.” (L:T;SA:G)

The Wright Brothers – Great information and classroom activities about the Wright Brothers (L:T;SA:SS)

How to Survive the Snow and Ice – “From artificial snow to how to deal with a car stuck in slush, here’s our chilly compilation of snow and ice chemistry!” (L:G;SA:S)

The Atomic Bomb: Crash Course History of Science #33 – “The story picks up where we left off last time, with Einstein writing the president of his new homeland, the United States, urging him to build a nuclear weapon before Hitler. This is the tale of the most destructive force humans have ever unleashed. The Atomic Bomb.” (L:H;SA:S)

CleverPDF – “27 Powerful and Free Online PDF Tools” (L:T;SA:G)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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