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Secrets, Prompters, Tornadoes…

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http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468 If your students give oral presentations, perhaps you could incorporate EasyPrompter.  It’s an application that works like a teleprompter…you know, the ones the important people utilize for their press conferences and announcements.

http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468We officially missed Tornado Week (thank you Spring Break), but that doesn’t make Into the Tornado any less relevant. Experience a tornado from the inside…from the relative safety of your own classroom.

http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468Elementary teachers should check out SecretBuilders, a web site where students can learn and interact in a controlled virtual world.  This site uses a Teacher Console that allows you to create accounts for your students.

http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468Many of you use Google Docs to create documents and spreadsheets.  You can now create and collaborate on Drawings. Think of several students working simultaneously to create and share diagrams, concept maps, or flow charts.  Cool!

http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468Here is a list of links covering various topics you might be discussing on Earth Day, which is Thursday.  Or you could use them other days, and make everyday an Earth Day.

Footprints, Windows, DoInk (not doink!)

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http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468 It’s Earth Day on Wednesday.  Calculate your ecological footprint with these calculators.  http://www.ecofoot.org/ or http://www.myfootprint.org/.
http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468HS science teachers may find these videos from Semiconductor worth watching.  They are somewhat of a cross between science and art and could be good discussion starters.

http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468Windows to the Universe is a site that includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets, that explore the Earth and Space sciences.

http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468This is a cool image…zoom in on it and it just keeps displaying more, user-submitted images.  It’s an Infinite Photograph.

http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468Create and share simple animations online with DoInk.  Great for showing a scientific process or demonstration a math problem or telling a story.

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