While this video has more of an high school slant, I think it speaks to all students. (From Free Technology for Teachers)
May 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Classroom
What if we played a game? I showed a Google Earth image and gave you a map. You tell me where you are and get points for how close you are to the target. You can zoom in or get a 360 view of the terrain or the map. This would be a great class/group activity- project the image and have the students defend their choice. GeoGuessr is not easy (I played several five image rounds and never saw a landmark I recognized- I was just glad when I selected the correct continent! I found myself checking out the vegetation, the types of vehicles and signage). (from LarryFerlazzo’s website)
May 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Science
Who doesn’t like space? Here is a series of activities (and support) for the new Design Squad challenge- Mission: Solar System. This website includes videos, hands on activities, videos, and assessment tools- everything you need for a great STEM project. These projects are geared for students in 4-8 grades. (From PBS Kids)
May 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Professional Development Presentations
TED talks go to school- last week PBS aired a series of talks focused on education. Here is the clip from Sir Ken Robinson- his dry sense of humor coupled with his background in motivation and learning makes this a magnetic 20 minutes. Click here for more of his view’s on education.