Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 06/5/2020

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

How to Find Games & Quizzes in Google Earth – “If you go into the Voyager mode in Google Earth you will find other games and quizzes to try. The quizzes are neat because when you answer a question correctly you automatically zoom to the Street View imagery of the location. Check it out in my video below.” (L:T;SA:A)

Aesop’s Fables Interactive Books – “The Aesop for Children interactive book is designed to be enjoyed by readers of any age. The book contains over 140 classic fables, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and interactive animations.” (L:G;SA:LA)

Beaker – free mobile app for iOS or android; “BEAKER turns your device into, well, a beaker
where you can explore 150+ chemicals anywhere, anytime. With the mind-blowing physics simulation, you can shake it up, light up a match, or even tilt your device to dump everything out, without worrying about making a mess.” (L:M,H;SA:S)

Worldcat – “Find items in libraries near you. 2 billion items available here through a library” (L:T;SA:A)

The Threat of Invasive Species – “Massive vines that blanket the southern United States, climbing high as they uproot trees and swallow buildings. A ravenous snake that is capable of devouring an alligator. Rabbit populations that eat themselves into starvation. These aren’t horror movie concepts – they’re real stories. But how could such situations exist in nature? Jennifer Klos gives the facts on invasive species.”  (L:M,H;SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog ( by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).

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