Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 6/12/20

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

100 Simple Bucket List Ideas That are Free or Cheap (+ Printables) – “Here are a number of simple bucket list ideas that are free — or at least very cheap — to inspire you to explore your passions (and for those who like the excitement of traveling, there are also some low-cost adventurous bucket list ideas). If checking items off of a to-do list makes you happy, check out these fun printable lists that allow you to celebrate your progress.” (L:T;SA:A)

Play4A – “Play4A is a learning game site for anyone looking to make learning motivating and fun! Play4A differs from other learning game websites and apps because the games are totally customizable, allowing the user to create their own learning quizzes which can then be used to play any one of our many learning games! Share your quizzes with friends and compete for top scores on the high score list while practicing skills that are being learned at school, home or anywhere else!” (L:T;SA:A)

Factitious – “The new version retains the same simple game play of the original Factitious game. There are three basic steps: Read the article, Swipe to the right if you think it’s a real story, Swipe to the left if you think it’s fake” (L:M,H;SA:LA)

Can you spot the problem with these headlines? – a TED-ed lesson; “In medicine, there’s often a disconnect between news headlines and the scientific research they cover. While headlines are designed to catch attention, many studies produce meaningful results when they focus on a narrow, specific question. So how can you figure out what’s a genuine health concern and what’s less conclusive? Jeff Leek and Lucy McGowan explain how to read past the headline.” L:H;SA:LA)

Journey North – “Tracking migrations and seasons” (L:G;SA:S)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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