*June 26, 2008

Historic Travels with Online Maps

Sherrie Galloway & Gail Petri
http://www.loc.gov
When History Happens
www.whenhistoryhappens.org
Educational Resources available at http://myloc.gov/Education/Pages/Default.aspx
Lesson plans are included in the resources

Sample Activity – Waldseemuller’s Map 1507
Print out the map (12 pages), have students try to piece together the map without seeing the finished map. Use the Map Analysis sheet to have students investigate their portions of the map and the map as a whole.
 MapAnalysisTool1.pdf  AnalyzingMultipleMaps.pdf
 PrintLargeImages.doc

American Memory – digitized library collections available to everyone.


How to Make an Interactive White Board for Under $100!!
Dave Tarwater
Adams 14 will be using these in every classroom of their new school!
 wii at tie site.doc.docCheck out Ted Talk.Equipment needed
computer
lcd projector
Wiimote (Best Buy – $39.99)
tripod or mount of some sort (2 magnets and wire could suspend it to a ceiling)
Bluetooth adapter (Microcenter $9.99)
regular white board or hard surface
IR LED pen (can build with parts at Radio Shack)
Anything with an IR light source the Wiimote can see will work as the pen.


Classroom Clickers
William Petri
Classclickers.org
Go to Download
eInstruction, Quizdom, and iClicker activities
Joomla web site authoring


Who’s at the Zoo?The project information and activities are found at http://techtraining.dpsk12.org/ilt/zoo/zoo_activity_list.htm
use the wiki to find pictures of animals to choose http://zoocuts.pbwiki.com/Use Enchanted Learning to find information about animals.
Give students small post-its to record information.
Pair low readers/second language learners with other students who can read information.

Students will read, discuss, watch, play, solve, research, explore, create, and share their information.

Make a staple-less book from Read, Write, Think
Students become experts about animals before they go on zoo field trip. Then students teach others about their animals while at the zoo.

Unknown bird award – or any animal – provide picture but no info on an animal at the zoo – first student to identify and share info about the animal while at the zoo gets a prize.

Add photos of the puzzle piece picture to a podcast. Read one sentence at a time, hinting at what the animal is. Don’t show the final picture or reveal the animal until the last slide. Students turn pictures made in activity 4 into the puzzles.