# Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/23//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

Daisy the Dinosaur - “This free, fun app has an easy drag & drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy and make her dance on their screen. Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app's challenges.” (L:E; SA:C)

Winter Wonderland - “Every year, right around the holiday season, students start to fall into a frenzy of excitement, forget their impulse control basics, and can use a little physical education etiquette reminder. OPEN’s winter-themed instant activity module was designed just for that! We’ve organized our collection of fun and engaging instant activities with social and emotional learning academic language posters.”(L:E; SA:A)

Mean: Share and Balance - “Justify how the mean is calculated. Describe the mean in terms of leveling, fair share, and balance point. Predict the effects of (an) outlier(s) on the mean. Compare an original data set with manipulated data to see how the mean (levels out, shared, or balanced) compares with the original data.” (L:M; SA:M)

The True Cost of Owning a Car - The cost of a car doesn’t end when you drive it off the lot. Learn about the true cost of owning a car so you’re prepared before you buy. (L:H; SA:A)

ClipArtEtc - “ClipArt ETC provides students and teachers with over 71,500 pieces of quality educational clipart. Every illustration comes with a choice of image size as well as complete source information for proper citations in school projects. All images are appropriate for classroom use. You'll find no advertisements, pop-ups, or inappropriate links here. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 50 free clipart items in a single, non-commercial, school project without further permission. This free classroom resource is supported entirely by the fees received from the commercial users of the site.” (L:G; SA:A)

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