Friday, May 5, 2023

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 5/5/2023

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

Conundrums - “This learning series with Activities introduces the challenging idea that not all problems have a clear right answer. Each episode is carefully designed to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills!” (L:E,M; SA:C)

Propello - “Propello makes it easier to give every student a first-class learning experience. Our K-12 teaching and learning platform combines high-quality, customizable curriculum with built-in scaffolding and supports to propel learning forward.” (L:T; SA:A)

Stickity - “Seamlessly integrate digital stickers into Google Slides and Google Docs.” (L:T; SA:A)

Focusable - “Life gets more distracting by the day, diminishing your ability to pay attention. Now AI is becoming part of your everyday life - offering up enormous new potential and also a new path of least resistance to your attention. Yet to flourish, we need to retain the ability to take on the resistance. To embrace challenges. To do the deep work. Investing in your ability to focus is the foundation to thrive.” (L:G; SA:A)

Bird migration, a perilous journey - a TED-ed lesson; “​​Nearly 200 species of songbirds migrate south for winter, some traveling up to 7,000 miles. No easy task, the annual journey is dangerous to birds due to landscape change -- so much so, that only half the birds that migrate south will return home for spring. Alyssa Klavans details why bird migration is so taxing and how we can assist our chirping friends.” (L:G; SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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