Friday, January 8, 2021

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 01/08/2021

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

Sworkit – “A variety of fun kids workouts to help get those wiggles and giggles out or use them as a warm-up/cooldown for more vigorous activity.” (L:E,M;SA:A)

Blob Opera – “Create your own opera inspired song with Blob Opera - no music skills required ! A machine learning experiment by David Li in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture” (L:G;SA:FA )

Wheel of Names – add names and the wheel will randomly pick a name. You can choose to throw out the name once used or keep it on the wheel. (L:T;SA:A)

S.C.A.M.P.E.R. THROUGH WINTER AND SOME NEW JAMBOARD UPDATES – “S.C.A.M.P.E.R. is a creative thinking tool developed by Roger Eberle, and each letter stands for suggestions to spark innovation: Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to Another Use, and Rearrange. I am working on revamping all of my S.C.A.M.P.E.R. materials, but currently have S.C.A.M.P.E.R. Through Winter available on Jamboard for you to copy and use.” (L:T;SA:A)

An Easy Way to Find 360 Videos to Watch in Google Cardboard or Other VR Headsets – “Select "360" in the search filters to find 360 videos on YouTube.” (L:T;SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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