Travel the many wonders of the world and go on a whirlwind adventure of historical, scientific and geographical significance as you discover our amazing planet. From the archaeological areas of Pompeii to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Google World Wonders Project aims to bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world.
Via Neil Cross
Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again. We never question the vital importance of teaching literacy. An ever more important one that ALL teachers need to be aware of is digital literacy.
Via Nik Peachey
The OneLook reverse dictionary is a great tool to get students thinking about how they explain what words mean. Unlike most dictionaries which gives you the meaning of a word, this one will give you the word as long as you can give the correct meaning. This is a great skill to develop as a language learner.
Via Nik Peachey
Mural.ly is a new tool (still in beta, launched last week) that is a cross between Prezi and mind maps. It is easy to use and share what you create (perfect for most students, teachers, and parents) but the real beauty of mural.ly is in its lack of structure.
Via Baiba Svenca
Examines what Google Earth is, provides resources for learning how to use Google Earth, discusses Google Earth & relevance/utility in the classroom, points to wasy to get started, and introduces Keyhole Markup Language (KML), a standard format for storing and distributing geographic data.
Via Kathleen Cercone
Infographics are trending on the internet. There are used as a backlink bait by many of the popular brands. It serves as a dual advantage as it benefits both the creater and the user. The creator of the infographics is benefitted by getting a backlink to its website and the user of the infographic has an advantage of displaying visual friendly content on the site. What are Infographics? These are image visualization of data or information. It draws inspiration from Pictographs which are used as a picture language. Human mind accepts visual data more accurately and clearly than the raw text data. This concept relies heavily upon the creation of images which are used to convey complex data,graphs,information. The best way is to publish an infographic with a code to allow further embedding (The embed code contains the source of the image which is your website).
Via Lauren Moss
Concept map was developed by Joseph Novak based on the cognitive theories of David Ausubel (Assimilation Theory) who stressed the importance of prior knowledge in order to gain deep learning on new concepts. So by understanding what you already knew, and relating new concepts to what you knew, meaningful deep learning can easily occur.
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