Friday, September 25, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/25/2020

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

NASA artifacts – “NASA is offering Space Program 'Artifacts' and 'Special Items' for use or display in your science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themed program. Learn more about each of these two programs below and click on the respective icon to see what is available and make a request.” (L:T;SA:A)

50 Birds 50 States – NatGeo Kids; “Barry the bald eagle soars from coast to coast to meet state birds and learn about their homes. Each episode is an animated rap music video focusing on the big cities, history, landmarks, and significant geographical areas of each state.” (L:E;SA:SS)

ClassTools – “Create free games, quizzes, activities, and diagrams in seconds.” (L:T;SA:A)

Lesson Plan: Evaluating Historical Presidential Campaign Ads
– “This lesson looks at what factors make good campaign advertisements. It has students view televised presidential campaign advertisements starting with Dwight Eisenhower's "I like Ike" ad and continues through the 2016 presidential election. Students will view these campaign ads, analyze them and evaluate their effectiveness.” (L:H;SA:SS)

Bad News – “game; From fake news to chaos! How bad are you? Get as many followers as you can. - Our information sheets for the adult and junior versions of Bad News help educators use the game in class and provide details, background and additional information about the game.” (L:H;SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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