Friday, February 7, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 02/7/2020

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

Battle of Gettysburg – interactive map of decisive moments in the Battle of Gettysburg (L:H;SA:SS)

Alphabet Organizer – “Engage students and build phonemic awareness by using Alphabet Organizer in the classroom. Students create an alphabet book or alphabet chart with words for each letter of the alphabet. Or choose just one word per letter and upload an image to help early readers make a visual connection between the word and the beginning letter.” (L:G;SA:LA)

Manifest Destiny – “Manifest Destiny tells the story of the United States in 141 maps from the Declaration of Independence to the present.” (L:H;SA:SS)

Mercury Reader – A Chrome Extension; “Clear away the clutter from all of your articles. Instantly. The Mercury Reader extension for Chrome removes ads and distractions, leaving only text and images for a clean and consistent reading view on every site.” (L:T;SA:A)

Why are Birds Different Colors? – “There are thousands of species of birds and with great numbers come great biodiversity. Birds are among the most colorful animals on the planet so today we're taking a look at how birds use science to employ a wide range of chemical and physical tricks when it comes to feathers.” (L:M,H;SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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