Friday, February 28, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 02/28/2020

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

Trading Card Creator – “The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples. This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot. Specific prompts guide student through the various types of cards, expanding students' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic to making personal connections to the subject.” (L:G;SA:A)

Quizizz – “Motivate students and reclaim your time. Free self-paced quizzes to review, assess, and engage—in class and at home. (L:G;SA:A)

DigCCMixter – “Thousands of hours of free music - all you have to do is give credit to the musicians.” (L:G;SA:A)

The Secret Annex – “In the digital lesson The Secret Annex, students explore the main house and the annex as they were during the hiding period. Film clips show what happened during that time and what daily life in the Secret Annex was like for the Frank family, the other people in hiding, and the helpers.” (L:E;SA:SS)

Interactive Constitution – “Since its launch in 2015, this nonpartisan tool has allowed learners of all ages to engage with the text of the Constitution, discover how experts agree and disagree about its history and meaning, and explore arguments on all sides of the constitutional debates at the center of American life.” (L:G;SA:SS)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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