Friday, August 5, 2022

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 08/5/22

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

3D This
- “The fun place for animations. From morphing to 3D models, a large choice of free online apps” (L:G; SA:A)

What happens when you have a concussion? - a TED-ed lesson; Each year in the United States, players of sports and recreational activities receive between 2.5 and 4 million concussions. How dangerous are all those concussions? The answer is complicated and lies in how the brain responds when something strikes it. Clifford Robbins explains the science behind concussions. (L:M,H; SA:S)

eBird Status and Trends - “Discover when a species migrates, where they go, and where and when are they most common with these mesmerizing abundance animations. These state-of-the art visualizations highlight annual changes in abundance patterns that improve our understanding of bird biology and migration ecology, and guide conservation actions” (L:G; SA:S)

Me - The User Manual
- “...consider this as an alternative to the usual ice-breakers we assign students to give them the opportunity to make their own user manuals after you share yours. This could really work for any grade level with adaptations. Kinder students could do a few of the sections with some rephrasing, (What is important to you?) and by answering with pictures. Older students could use a program like to create a User Manual/Infographic…” (L:G; SA:A)

Back to School Activities - compiled by Terri Eichholz (L:T; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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