Friday, October 9, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/9/2020

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

Can you spot the problem with these headlines? - a TEDed lesson; In medicine, there’s often a disconnect between news headlines and the scientific research they cover. While headlines are designed to catch attention, many studies produce meaningful results when they focus on a narrow, specific question. So how can you figure out what’s a genuine health concern and what’s less conclusive? Jeff Leek and Lucy McGowan explain how to read past the headline.(L:G;SA:A)  

Spot the Troll - "Welcome, real human A troll is a fake social media account, often created to spread misleading information. Each of the following 8 profiles include a brief selection of posts from a single social media account. You decide if each is an authentic account or a professional troll. After each profile, you’ll review the signs that can help you determine if it's a troll or not."(L:G;SA:A) 

Searching for Sharks in Street View -  "For the past four years, The Ocean Agency has revealed the ocean to the world through Google Street View. Along the way, we've encountered a few unexpected guests. Follow along as our dive team encounters the world's largest, most dangerous and most surprising sharks." (L:G;SA:A) 

Modern Chalkboard - "Download from our large collection of professionally created SMARTBoard Notebook files for teachers. Most activities are common-core aligned. We have math, ELA, science and social studies lessons."(L:T;SA:LA,M) 

Knowt - "Download Knowt to automatically turn your notes into review quizzes!" (L:T;SA:A) 

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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