Posted on March 22, 2010 by Kevin
If you teach history, then check out Teaching History with Technology. Lesson plans, activities, tutorials, podcasts…these resources and more are available.
The Physics Classroom is a great resource for all levels of physics students. Mostly covers forces and motion, but there’s some other interactives and simulations as well.
PhycoTech is a company in St. Joseph that focuses on aquatic analysis. They have tons of online photos to check out…all types of algae and zooplankton for you biology teachers to ogle.
Alright, government teachers, you’ll be happy to know that C-SPAN now has archival video footage….every C-SPAN program aired since 1987. Now that’s a lot of very dry TV.
I haven’t forgotten you, Language Arts teachers. Here’s a dictionary for kids…it is a Math Dictionary for Kids, but it’s still a dictionary.
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Posted on January 19, 2010 by Kevin
If you like watching YouTube videos, but don’t like all the “noise” on the page, check out QuietTube. It also supports Viddler and Vimeo, which are often not blocked at school.
If you have a Google Docs account you will soon have the ability to upload any type of file under 250MB. You can only edit office-type files, but can store and access any of them from any computer. It’s free online storage.
If you have a document camera, or are thinking about how you could use one, take a look at this page which lists 50 Ways to Use a Document Camera.
Even if you don’t have the cash, you have dreams. Take a look at this new Epson projector that makes any surface an interactive whiteboard.
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Posted on October 19, 2009 by Kevin
Whether or not you have an interactive whiteboard, this SMARTBoards and Halloween Resources page has a ton of fun sites and activities.
WatchKnow is both a resource for users and also a non-profit, online community that encourages everyone to collect, create, and share free, innovative, educational videos.
This is a cool idea…use Online OCR to convert PDF documents, and images into Word files. OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition.
The University of Colorado at Boulder provides many Interactive Simulations for physics, chemistry, biology, and math.
Prezi is a new type of presentation option. It’s another way for kids to show what they know using this web-based tool.
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Posted on September 8, 2009 by Kevin
Ahhh…another school year begins and so to the Weekly Web Wonders. Welcome back to all of you, many of whom are new to the list.
Weekly Web Wonders is a regular (weekly) email sent by Kevin Clark from the Berrien RESA. It contains 4-5 internet resources (web) that I feel would be good additions to your teaching toolbox (wonders).
There are a lot of interactive whiteboards out there, so check out PBS Interactive Whiteboard Games. These activities were created to take advantage of the capabilities of interactive boards, but could be used by anyone.
I suspect that you’ll be sending lots of information home this week. Why not personalize your documents using your own handwriting. FontCapture creates a font from your handwriting for free. Then, select all your text and change the font to…yours!
EduTube is a new portal for education videos. Videos are organized by subject and grade level.
Starting the year with flashy science demonstration is a great way to get your students excited about being back in school. Check out Science is Fun the Lab of Shakhashiri…very awesome!
Keep your eyes open for this semester’s technology workshops…coming soon!
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Posted on May 5, 2009 by Kevin
This blog post, 18 cool sites and apps that teach you about space, gives you exactly what is claims. Use these resources to help liven up lessons about objects billions and billions of miles away from your classroom.
Combine History and Science with the Science and Technology of World War II, a great site from The National WWII Museum. Includes activities, resources, and lessons. In addition, you can order a free poster…and who doesn’t like free?
Have you ever watched Time Warp on the Discovery Channel? Using high-speed photography, the hosts slow down events that normally occur in the blink of an eye…like the vibrations of a cymbal or a cat licking up milk. Now you can watch tons of their videos online. They’re very cool.
The swine flu isn’t going to do it, but check out The History Channel’s Life After People site.
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Posted on April 20, 2009 by Kevin
It’s Earth Day on Wednesday. Calculate your ecological footprint with these calculators. http://www.ecofoot.org/ or http://www.myfootprint.org/.
HS 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.
Windows 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.
This is a cool image…zoom in on it and it just keeps displaying more, user-submitted images. It’s an Infinite Photograph.
Create 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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Posted on March 30, 2009 by Kevin
Fun 4 The Brain contains activities for Math, Science, and English. Lots to choose from here…
Turn your computer into a “virtual telescope” with the WorldWide Telescope. You can download an application for Windows, or use the web-based version for Windows or Mac.
Academic Skills Builders is another site for quick and easy mind games.
The BBC – Schools site has a hundreds of resources across the curriculum and for all age levels. It obviously caters to the United Kingdom, but there are many lessons, videos, activities, etc. that would benefit those of us on this side of “the pond.”
Academic Earth has collected “thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars.” Great for high school students.
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