Friday, January 14, 2022

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 1/14//22

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

Slidesmania - “Free creative PowerPoint templates and Google Slides themes -Much more than presentations”(L:G;SA:A)

QuizFlight - “Playing and creating quizzes has never been more easy! No matter if you are an experienced quiz maker or not.” (L:G;SA:A)

Social Emotional Learning Center - “The Social-Emotional Learning Center is a no-cost library of digital resources created to support the integration of SEL and wellness into classroom core instruction. Content in the Center is aligned to SEL competencies and includes multimodal student-facing resources for all grade bands.” (L:T;SA:A)

MapMaker - “​​Empower your learners to explore Earth's interconnected systems through a collection of curated basemaps, data layers, and annotation tools.” (L:T;SA:SS)

Why Is Snow White - “Sunlight or white light is a combination of all visible colors of light. When light falls on an object, it may absorb some colors of light and reflect the remaining colors. The colors which are reflected by an object make up its color. For example, when light falls on an apple, it absorbs all other colors except red. Apple reflects red color making it appear red. When light strikes coal, it absorbs all colors and does not reflect any color. Hence, coal appears black to us. Now, snow does not absorb any colors of light and reflects all of them equally. As the combination of all colors of light is white light, snow appears white to us.” (L:E;SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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