Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/07/22

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

Stem Outreach Activities - “This part of the toolkit contains helpful instructions for using Socratic questioning and the Scientific Method to engage kids and help them learn science concepts. Both of these methods have the additional benefit of helping children build literacy and reasoning skills..” (L:E; SA:S)

Penguin Watch - “Count penguin adults, chicks and eggs in far away lands to help us understand their lives and environment.” (L:G; SA:S)

USD Inflation Calculator - “Determine the inflation rate between two time periods.”(L:H; SA:SS, M)

Eye vs. camera
- a TED-ed lesson; “Your eyes don’t always capture the world exactly as a video camera would. But the eyes are remarkably efficient organs, the result of hundreds of millions of years of coevolution with our brains. Michael Mauser outlines the similarities and differences between your eye and a video camera.:” (L:G; SA:S)

What is a Comet made of? - “See what interplanetary dust particles lurk inside a comet.” (L:H; SA:S)

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