Friday, February 5, 2021

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 2/5/21

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

Geocaching – “…the world’s largest treasure hunt.” (L:G;SA:A)

Satellite Observations of Arctic Change – “The purpose of this site is to expose NASA satellite data and research on Arctic change, in the form of maps that illustrate the changes taking place in the Arctic over time. A high-speed internet connection is recommended for map viewing.” (L:H;SA:S)

Math Attax – app for mobile devices; “If you want to turbo charge your mental maths skills you’ve come to the right place with one of the best maths game, in our opinion the best maths game!” (L:E;SA:M)

MakeBeliefs from the Heart – “Come, enter this book to explore the wonderful mysteries of
your life. The illustrated writing prompts from the heart like the ones in this book will provide readers with hope and comfort as they escape into the rich world of their imaginations. The writing prompts offered are affirming and help us think more deeply about what is important in life. For example, how would you answer this prompt: Make believe you could write a message to heal the pains of the world. What would you say? Or this one: Make believe you were asked what is really important in life. What would you list? Author Bill Zimmerman (the creator of first started creating ‘’makebeliefs’’ many years ago as a way ‘’to imagine a better world and ease my heart. When you imagine you begin to view your world differently, you see new possibilities and make new choices. Each of us is capable of being our fullest selves if we can catch our breath for a while, lose some of our fears, and try to imagine what things would be like if such and such would happen.’’This book tries to help readers explore new possibilities and perhaps think about things which they may not have considered before. It will encourage you to deep deeply into yourself and make discoveries.” (L:G;SA:LA)

Stain Solutions – “We have put together a comprehensive list of stain solutions. Each solution contains the supplies you will need and the preferred method for cleaning the stain. You can browse through the list below or use our search toolbar.” (L:T;SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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