Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/30/22

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

Elinor’s Nature Adventure - A fun interactive game to learn about nature (L:E; SA:S)

Scratch - “Scratch is the world’s largest coding community for children and a coding language with a simple visual interface that allows young people to create digital stories, games, and animations. Scratch is designed, developed, and moderated by the Scratch Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Scratch promotes computational thinking and problem solving skills; creative teaching and learning; self-expression and collaboration; and equity in computing. Scratch is always free and is available in more than 70 languages.” (L:G; SA:A)

Why Do We Get Dizzy? - “Have you ever been on a ride on the playground that made you really dizzy, like a merry-go-round? Have you ever wondered where that weird, spinning sensation comes from? Jessi and Squeaks have the answer!” (L:E; SA:S)

The Wright Brothers - The Smithsonian Exhibit about the Wright Brothers (L:G; SA:SS)

Owning a Car - Students will be able to explain the costs of owning and operating a car and calculate the potential costs of owning and operating a car.(L:H; SA:M)

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