Friday, February 14, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 2/14/20

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

Periodic Table of Ipad Apps – “The table aims to reflect an updated selection of popular apps that have been shown to be useful in supporting teaching and learning activities in these different areas. Some of the apps are more suitable for Primary, such as ‘Little Digits‘ in the Numeracy section. Others may have more use in Secondary such as ‘Metaverse‘ a great little AR app for AfL, story-telling and more, but has an app rating of 9+ on the App Store which makes it more suitable for older learners. Please remember – all of these apps have different age ratings, therefore it is your responsibility to ensure suitability of an app for the age of learners you work with.” (L:T;SA:A)

Emailing Your Teacher with Captain Communicator – great video on email etiquette (L:G;SA:A)

The Most Dangerous Writing App – “Don’t stop writing, or all progress will be lost.” (L:H;SA:LA)

Blended Play – “I decided to create a platform allowing teachers of all subjects to have some fun in their class with animated games. The idea of Blended Play is to mix your content with our fun games to deliver a unique experience to your students... while also making your life easier if possible!” (L:T;SA:A)

The American Revolution – interactive lessons on the American Revolution (L:E,M;SA:SS)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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