Friday, October 2, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/2/2020

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 

Bookshare – “Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.” (L:T;SA:A)

IEP Accommodations During Distance Learning – “To make accommodations work in an online setting, you’ll need some innovative thinking and an understanding of the tools available to you and your students. Take a look at the charts below for some examples of how commonly used accommodations can transfer to a virtual setting.”(L:T;SA:A)

Fall Foliage Prediction Map – “The 2020 Fall Foliage Map is the ultimate visual planning guide to the annual progressive changing of the leaves. While no tool can be 100% accurate, this tool is meant to help travelers better time their trips to have the best opportunity of catching peak color each year.”(L:G;SA:S)

Teaching Online Masterclass – “TOM is a free online professional development resource for teachers making the leap into remote teaching and learning.”(L:T;SA:A)

Next Dollar Up – “The Next Dollar Up strategy is a great way to help students who can’t make change be able to make purchases independently. I love to use it for students in life skills. It’s important that students have an understanding of money in order to avoid embarrassment and potential temper tantrums when they don’t have enough to buy what they want.” (L:G;SA:M) 

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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