Friday, December 13, 2019

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/13/19

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

Building models to understand and mitigate brain injury – “Students learn about the regions of the brain and their function. Then, they build a model to visualize in real-time what happens when the brain collides with the skull. Next, they design methods to protect and mitigate the effects of collisions. Finally, students are encouraged to take the Think Taylor #TTPledge and commit to being educated, honest and supportive of anyone suffering from a concussion.” (L:M;SA:S)

ClassHook – “Increase student engagement and retention. Easily find educational videos from TV shows and movies to use in your lessons (L:T;SA:A)

EmammalLite – “eMammal Lite contains over 4,000 photos of wildlife from research projects around the world taken with a camera trap, a remotely activated camera. Since no one was around when these photos were taken, researchers need your help identifying what activated the camera. Do you know your wildlife?(L:G;SA:S)

CNN 10 –“News explained in 10 minutes” (L:G;SA:SS)

Nature Sound Map – “A group of professional nature recordists from around the globe have collaborated to develop Nature Soundmap, an enjoyable and interactive way of exploring the natural sounds of our planet. Combining high-quality field recordings with the latest satellite imagery, the project brings together some of nature’s most beautiful, interesting and inspiring sounds.” (L:G;SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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