Friday, September 4, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom

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

NKCES Professional Learning Online – “At NKCES, #BetterTogether and #ConnectGrowServe are more than just hashtags - it's the foundation of our work. To support our community of educators, we're offering ALL of our online professional learning on this site for free!” (L:T;SA:A)

A Handful of Chrome Apps for Students with Learning Disabilities – “s for Chrome web browser, to empower it with assistive technology to help students with learning disabilities, we need to install third party extensions which you can find in Chrome Web Store. We have spent hours checking the options it has there and came up with the collection below. These are add-ons to help students with LDs learn and perform better. This is a work in progress and we will be adding more to the list in the future.” (L:T;SA:A)

Google Spotlight Stories – “Google Spotlight Stories means storytelling for VR. We are artists and technologists making immersive stories for mobile 360, mobile VR and room-scale VR headsets, and building the innovative tech that makes it possible. Enjoy the experience - look, listen, explore - and never worry that you'll miss anything.” (L:T;SA:A)

Playing History – “There are tons of free historical games, interactives and simulations on the web. Playing history aggregates info on these resources in a simple, searchable database making it easy to find, rate, and review historical games. There are currently 126 shared games.” (L:G;SA:SS)

Productivity Tool – Answer 6 questions to get tips on how to be more productive (L:H;SA:A)

Presidential Libraries – US National Archives You Tube channel (L:T;SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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