Friday, July 17, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 07/17/2020

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


Math Art Challenges – “Hey folk! Here are links to all of the  #MathArt Challenge …challenges.  Please feel free to share widely. This dropbox folder has lots of videos/pictures, too. Also, if you have an idea for a future day, I would love to hear it (and credit you, of course!)” (L:M,H;SA:M,FA)


BrainVentures – “Starting with a driving question – How do gorillas live in the jungle? Why is St. Patrick’s Day called St. Patrick – BrainVentures take a child on a visually guided, scaffolded, learning adventure. BrainVentures give a child choices of learning activities, engage a child in constructing animations, videos, photo albums, stories and in exploring simulations. From music to math, from science to the arts BrainVentures light a child’s imagination and increase the child’s understanding of the world. BrainVentures are fun – providing engaging educational opportunities outside of school – and free!”  (L:T;SA:A)


National Library of Virtual Manipulatives – “The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis). The project includes dissemination and extensive internal and external evaluation.” (L:T;SA:A)


Quillionz – “Questions are the hallmark of quality learning. In the age of information overload, the key to a successful learning experience lies in asking the right questions. Quillionz does exactly that. Powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, Quillionz is a platform that lets you build a host of quality quizzes and assessments—within seconds and completely free.” (L:T;SA:A)


Super Sharks – by SciShow Kids; “Sharks are fascinating creatures with cool teeth, awesome scales, and there are over 450 kinds of sharks! Join Jessi and Squeaks to learn some super shark facts!” (L:G;SA:S)


Original photo by Pat Hensley

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