Glogster Edu, a multimedia collage service that I really like, is looking for feedback from educators who have used it or tried to use it in their classrooms. Glogster Edu has published a short survey in which they're seeking feedback about how Glogster is used in education and what obstacles to using it in education exist. If you have a minute or two, I'm sure they'd appreciate your feedback.Here are some posts about Glogster that I've previously written:A Great Glogster TutorialComing Soon from GlogsterThe New Glogster Edu is LiveA Gallery of Glogs … [Read more...] about Help Glogster Get Better
Yesterday, Google announced the addition of Street View imagery of popular tourist destinations in the US and the UK. Today, Google has announced more additions to its Street View imagery. Google has added Street View imagery of nineteen UNESCO World Heritage sites around Europe. Some of these sites include the Palace of Versailles, Stonehenge, and the historic center of Prague. To learn more, watch the following video.Applications for EducationAs I mentioned yesterday, Street View imagery can be a great resource for students to use to create their own virtual tours of places and regions. Google Maps are also great for students to go on virtual tours of places that they might not have a chance to visit in person.Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:Geography and Science Lesson Plans Using Google EarthGoogle Maps for More Than Social StudiesCreate a National Parks Virtual Tour … [Read more...] about Google Adds World Heritage Sites to Street View
Power Typing hosts a small collection of five typing games that students can use to develop their typing skills. Power Typing also offers typing lessons for Qwerty and Dvorak keyboards. The two games that I found easiest to access are Alphabetic Rain and See Don't.In Alphabetic Rain letters, numbers, and symbols drop from the top of the screen. Players have to type the letters before the letter hits the bottom. As you progress through the game the letters, numbers, and symbols drop at increasingly faster rate.In See Don't words appear from a dark background. As the words appear you need to type them in order to make them disappear. The faster you type, the faster the next set of words appears.Applications for EducationPower Typing's games are easily accessible to most students, even younger elementary school students. These games provide a fun way for students to develop their typing skills. If you are going to use the games in your classroom I recommend directing students to the … [Read more...] about Power Typing
Free Technology for Teachers. I have, hopefully, fixed this issue by blocking that ad category from appearing again (it could take 24 hours for the change to take effect). My sincerest apologies to anyone that may have seen questionable advertising images. … [Read more...] about RSS/ Email Advertising Issue Fixed
Where Does Thanksgiving Grow? is a neat data set produced by Linda Zellmer at Western Illinois State University. The data sets contain information about where the main ingredients in Thanksgiving meal come from. The data sets are displayed on maps showing you which states produce the most and least of each ingredient. For example, click on the turkey production data set and you will see that in 2007 Minnesota and North Carolina were the leading producers of turkeys. You can access the data sets individually or as a comprehensive PDF poster.Applications for EducationThe maps and data in Whers Does Thanksgiving Grow could be the basis for a lesson in which students explore why different parts of the country produce a lot of one ingredient in a Thanksgiving dinner while other regions do not produce that same ingredient. … [Read more...] about Where Does Thanksgiving Grow?