Friday, September 3, 2021

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/3/21

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

Where I’d Like To Go - icebreaker activity (L:G,;SA:A)

The Almanac of Interesting Numbers - interesting number facts (L:H,;SA:M)

Pictures from around the world this week - “A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.” (L:G,;SA:A)

World History Commons - “An open educational resource with peer-reviewed content for world and global history teachers, scholars, and students. This website provides more than 1,700 annotated primary sources, 100 teaching guides, 30 overviews of methods and approaches, and 250 website reviews.” (L:G,;SA:SS)

Parents who raise ‘smart, well-rounded’ kids always avoid these 4 phrases, says tech education expert - “The way we talk to our kids about using technology can have a huge impact on their ability to become smart and well-rounded adults. After years of researching how to moderate kids’ screen time, I discovered how the most successful parents help their kids find balance. Here are four common screen-time statements they don’t use — along with examples of what to say instead.”(L:G,;SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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