Friday, September 15, 2023

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/15/2023

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

American Ideals Virtual Field Trip - “Immerse students in the living, breathing process of democracy with a virtual celebration of America’s unique history of civic engagement. Students will get a special look inside The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and hear from alumni of various education programs held onsite there, to learn how they can practice leadership, communication, and informed action in their everyday lives. Give students the tools to develop their civic voice and build their best future using the values upon which our nation was founded.  Hear from students around the country who are pioneering change in their communities.” (L:M,H; SA:SS)

Reading Like A Historian - “The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features a set of primary documents designed for groups of students with a range of reading skills.This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues and learn to make historical claims backed by documentary evidence.” (L:M,H; SA:SS)

Notecard Confessions - “Note card confessions are a social media trend to bring attention to a story that needs to be told. They tend to be very powerful and emotional.” (L:M,H; SA:A)

Flippity - “Easily turn a Google™ Spreadsheet into a Set of Online Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff!” (L:T; SA:A)

Introduction to AI for Educators: Using ChatGPT Preview of the AI for Educators Course - “Explore the incredible potential of AI in education with this eye-opening video! Witness firsthand how artificial intelligence can revolutionize your day-to-day tasks, making your life as an educator more efficient and rewarding than ever before. From automating administrative burdens to providing personalized learning support, AI is here to transform the way you teach and inspire your students.” (L:T; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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