Friday, October 16, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/16/20

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 

Printable Halloween Photo Booth Props + Zoom Backgrounds – “If you’re taking your Halloween celebration virtual this year, you can still dress for the occasion. Wear a fun Halloween t-shirt, keep some props handy, and change your Zoom background to impress (and possibly spook) the other guests.” (L:G;SA:A) 

Thinglink – “Easily create visual learning materials and virtual tours, empower students to work on projects and assignments using text, voice, photos, and video.” (L:T;SA:A)
Political Polls – from RealClear; daily results from political polls

Next Vista for Learning
– free webinars; “Concerns with the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) have forced school leaders across the world to close their schools and dive into the deep end of the online instruction pool. We hope these free webinars provide ideas, guidance, and encouragement.” (L:G;SA:A)

Interactive Constitution – “Learn about the text, history, and meaning of the U.S. Constitution from leading scholars of diverse legal and philosophical perspectives.” (L:H;SA:SS)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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