Friday, January 31, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 01/31/20

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

Making Maple Syrup – Learn how maple syrup is made. (L:G;SA:S,SS,FA)

The National WWII Museum – “The National WWII Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, taking visitors inside the story of the war that changed the world. Beyond the galleries, the Museum's online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, educational travel programs, and renowned International Conference on World War II offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom.” (L:H;SA:SS)

Map Maker – Big Huge Labs; “Show off where you've been or where you're going.” (L:G;SA:SS)

Turbulence – “What is turbulence and why does it happen? Explore the phenomenon that has perplexed physicists for over a century. -- You’re on an airplane when you feel a sudden jolt. Outside your window nothing seems to be happening, yet the plane continues to rattle you and your fellow passengers as it passes through turbulent air in the atmosphere. What exactly is turbulence, and why does it happen? Tomás Chor dives into one of the prevailing mysteries of physics: the complex phenomenon of turbulence.” (L:M,H;SA:S)

A MAP OF MYTH, LEGEND & FOLKLORE – Click a location on the map and read about the myth, legend or folklore of that location. (L:G;SA:LA)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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