Friday, November 13, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/13/20

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


Thinkport Education – “Welcome to Thinkport's learning resources. Explore our digital activities and lessons for all ages, as well as support materials for educators. Browse by Grade Band below, and check out our Editors' Picks.” (L:G;SA:A)


South Carolina Affordable Learning – “Quality, low- or no-cost educational resources that encourage student success while lowering student costs. Resources can include textbooks, modules, lectures, labs, videos, and other pedagogical material.” (L:T;SA:A)


Kid Correspondent – “The Election Special! News by kids, for kids to help kidkind understand the bigger ideas surrounding elections, like having their voices heard, disagreeing respectfully, making tough choices and learning to have empathy.” (L:E;SA:SS)


Safe Space Teaching – “Within this space, you will find resources on teaching and living a life full of engagement. Each blog post and email you read and resource you engage with, stems from our motto of equal parts DO and FEEL.” (L:T;SA:A)


How China is Using Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom – “A growing number of classrooms in China are equipped with artificial-intelligence cameras and brain-wave trackers. While many parents and teachers see them as tools to improve grades, they’ve become some children’s worst nightmare.”


Original photo by Pat Hensley



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