Friday, September 18, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/18/2020

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

How to Design Posters and Print Them With a Standard Printer – “That alternative is to use Canva to design a poster and Block Posters to print the poster using a standard printer with standard size paper. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about using the combination of Canva and Block Posters. I made the following video to illustrate how easy it is to use this combination of tools.” (L:T;SA:A)

Why Do Whales Sing? – a TED-ed lesson; “Communicating underwater is challenging. Light and odors don’t travel well, but sound moves about four times faster in water than in air — which means marine mammals often use sounds to communicate. The most famous of these underwater vocalizations is undoubtedly the whale song. Stephanie Sardelis decodes the evocative melodies composed by the world’s largest mammals.” (L:G;SA:S)

QuickCite – “Simple and easy attributions for images, quotes, videos, and animations used in projects like slideshows and websites.” (L:G;SA:A)

Owning a Car – “In this personal finance lesson, students will analyze the cost of owning a car and decide what they can afford.” (L:H;SA:C)

Try This – Nat Geo Kids – “Try these fun, wacky, and cool science experiments at home!” (L:E;SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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