Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/23/21

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

ONE-PAGER FOR GENIUS HOUR IN KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADES - “Of course, with Kindergarten and 1st grades, many students may not have those foundational skills. I wanted to round up a few suggestions for primary teachers, so I went in search of resources that I could summarize and/or link to in case you want to save yourself a bit of time.” (L:E;SA:A)

Genius Hour Kindergarten specific - “• Students need to be taught that what they are already doing every day is wondering (asking questions, exploring, trying new things, etc.) and that it is a powerful skill to have.” (L:E;SA:A)

Beginner's Guide to Arcade Games - “Learn to create arcade games of your own by completing tutorials that focus on greeting cards, a clicker game, and a collector game starring a dinosuar that's determined to save dino babies!” (L:E;SA:C)

Quiver Vision - “QuiverVision produces and publishes the most creative and captivating Augmented Reality mobile apps for kids, families and schools. Established by a team of passionate Augmented Reality enthusiasts, and combining physical with digital, QuiverVision apps deliver truly magical experiences enjoyed by kids, parents, and educators alike. Our premier App is called “Quiver” and is available on iOS, Android and Fire OS.” (L:T;SA:A)

John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive - “The John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive is one of the most comprehensive documentary studies of vernacular commercial structures along main streets, byways, and highways throughout the United States in the twentieth century.” (L:T;SA:SS,FA)

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

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