Friday, January 10, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/10/2020

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 Makes Wind? – YouTube video by CrashCourseKids; “So... what makes the wind? You might be surprised to learn that it has to do with two of Earth's spheres; The Hydrosphere and the Geosphere. In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina takes us to the beach to chat about how the wind comes into being and why that's pretty darn awesome!”  (L:E;SA:S)

Spanish-American War – Animated History – “Remember the Maine, #yellowjournalism and the rise of #TeddyRoosevelt? Now you do. Check out this #animatedhistory of the "splendid little war" that launched the United States onto the imperialist stage and have a few laughs while doing so.” (L:A;SA:SS)

The Physics of Surfing – a TED-Ed lesson; “Whether or not you realize it, surfers are masters of complicated physics. The science of surfing begins as soon as a board first hits the water. Surfers may not be thinking about weather patterns in the Pacific, tectonic geology or fluid mechanics, but the art of catching the perfect wave relies on all these things and more. Nick Pizzo dives into the gnarly physics that make surfing possible.” (L:H;SA:S)

SFS Kids – “designed to be a fun online music education resource for children 8-13 to learn about classical music and orchestral music. Through interactive and game-based modules, as well as a wide and varied repository of orchestral audio excerpts, students will be able to explore various components of music-making, such as orchestral instruments, composers of orchestral music, conducting basics, and composing basics. Students will be able to engage in activities designed to foster active listening and to build familiarity with orchestral music. (L:E;SA:FA)

Braingenie – “Dominate math and science. Braingenie™ builds deep mastery and sharpens problem-solving skills. L:A;SA:M,S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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