“…This interdisciplinary curriculum engages students in diverse topics in the disciplines of visual art, performing arts, history, and language arts. A variety of visual, musical, kinesthetic, and linguistic activities address the multiple ways in which students learn and provide new lenses for exploring historical events, mythological stories, and artistic traditions.” …
Archive for July, 2011
Google Plus is the latest social networking to hit the mainstream. Oh, it is in beta and invite only, but there are are over 15 million users and growing everyday. It combines many of the same capabilities as current existing social networking tools, like Twitter and Facebook, but also provides for ease of management in terms of what you, and with whom you, share. Need an invite?
This is a wonderful iPad app that provides access to hundreds of primary documents and books from the British historical collection during the 19th century.
Direct link to app on the AppStore: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/british-library-19th-century/id438196905?mt=8
This is a great resource for teachers interested in looking at how Facebook can be used in the classroom. It was created by teachers, for teachers.
This site is useful for creating a web site to organize videos around a common theme. Videos can be located on YouTube, Vimeo, etc. etc.
This is a wonderful complimentary resource to the story of Anne Frank.
A web based tool for creating timelines. The free account allows for the creation of one timeline and the ability to see if an education account is useful for your classroom.
A series of introuductory iPad tutorials can be found on the digmo web site:
Also, I have started to put together a few of my favorite iPad apps over at:
Continuing the Harry Potter story beyond the movies and providing fans with opportunities to contribute to the narrative.
Visualize and publish your data as maps, timelines and charts.
An example here: http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/new/index.php?id=real&sid=w__gmap&r=ca
That thing above the coin in the picture above is a computer. It has USB connections on either side and could fit in your pocket. This is a prototype being developed by David Braben, and computer software game developer, and someone who would like to see more technology in schools and students with more skills in computer science than just word processing and presentation creation skills.
The ability to publish on the Internet has gotten very easy. The technical skills needed to share with the world require knowing how to hit the power button on your computer and start a web browser. Tumblr is one of the newer tools that makes blogging and publishing multimedia content on the web a breeze. If you are looking for an very easy to use blogging tool, Tumblr might just be what you need.
This site might be a fun one to use on a summer hike! Save the Redwoods League protects and restores redwood forests and connects people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural work flourish.
Check out their Educational Grant funding program too: http://www.savetheredwoods.org/education/edgrant_funding.shtml
This is a web based tool for saving or printing web pages in a more readable format.