Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/11/22

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

Media History Digital Library - “A free online resource, featuring millions of pages of books and magazines from the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound.”(L:G; SA:A)

​​Let's Go on a Winter Scavenger Hunt! - “Jessi and Squeaks go on a winter scavenger hunt outside, and learn about all kinds of cool winter science - like different types of ice, dormant plants, and special signs of animals you can see in the winter!” (L:E; SA:S)

From Hidden to Modern Figures - “Hidden Figures is a movie based on actual events. While the movie dramatizes some aspects, it is true to the struggles of the women at the center of the story. The victories for racial and gender rights were not achieved easily or quickly, and our work is not done. Today, NASA strives to make sure their legacy of inclusion and excellence lives on. (L:G; SA:S)

Game Templates in Canva - “If you're looking to make some simple trivia games or icebreaker games to play in your classroom or at your next staff meeting, take a look through the game presentation templates in Canva for a little inspiration.” (L:T; SA:A)

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