This is a superb site from the BBC with interesting questions to inspire awe and wonder. There are videos and other media which attempt to answer questions on history, science and much more. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular
"It’s been four years since I first published my “Taxonomy of Reflection.” My interest in reflective thinking is rooted in a simple but powerful statement by Donald Finkel who wrote that teaching should be thought of as “providing experience, provoking reflection.” (Teaching with Your Mouth Shut)."
"Over a decade ago, cognitive scientists John D. Bransford and Daniel J. Schwartz asked fifth graders and college students to create a recovery plan to to protect bald eagles from extinction. Surprisingly, the two groups came up with plans of similar quality (although the college students had better spelling skills)."
"Quill is a service that provides an updated take on the old writing worksheets that most of us used in elementary school and middle school. The service offers more than just the writing practice activities, but that is its core feature."
"I have been working on a tool for students to do a self assessment/reflection and feedback...The tool is based around the work of Stephen Dinham which is used be DET NSW and New Zealand eductors John Hattie & Helen Timperley."
This is a wonderful YouTube channel with videos that asks and answers big questions of the world and science and the little quirks of life. Use the videos directly in class or watch them for inspiration.
This is a superb online comic book maker with a good set of backgrounds, characters, props and other features. There are also a range of apps for Apple, Android and other devices to try. ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
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