A teaching and learning tool for anyone interested in the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world. It gives you a view of the area and helps you to see where history took place and shows you the artifacts from the area. The information consists of two basic elements: sites (defined as geographic points where long-term human activity has left visible remains) and events (defined as things that happened at a specific geographic location and at a single point in time in the past). To avoid visual confusion, the two units are viewed separately. Sites appear in the timeline as bars, events as points.
While visiting the exhibit hall at FETC I talked to the creators of Spelling City and found they are developing a standards based science site. While under development it is open to teachers and students through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
"Love this great post from the folks at Always Prepared entitled: ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology‘ and the infographic it inspired from Mark Bates. Both highlight “The Habitudes” of educators who are effectively using technology to enhance and impact teaching and learning. Hat tip to Shawn McCusker for this awesome Twitter find!"
The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder.
There are many great whiteboard apps for tablets but finding Web based whiteboard tools have been difficult. Finding a good one that stays active and is free for educators has been elusive but it is a needed tool for effective classrooms. Happy to have found this blog showcasing 7 free options for teachers.
It is nice to see these sites make using their product easier for schools. I was also surpised to see Aviary Education, definitily want to check out that resource more closely. Aviary is a wonderful suite of tools and unfortunately there was frequently content which was inappropriate for students. Hoping the education version monitors images posted. Tools are great to teach students image and audio editing.
Teaching copyright, digital citizenship and fair use is so important. Teachers will find many great resources in this blog. All teachers have a responsibility to teach and model this content to help get the message out to students and dare I say other teachers!
Richard Byrne's page contains tutorials for using Google tools. He gives you permission to use the resources for your own blog, website, or professional development session. If you haven't read his blog you are really missing some wonderful resources and ideas for integrating technology into your curriculum. Subscribe to Free Technology for Teachers, you will receive some wonderful information and ideas. (Warning, page loads slowly, lots of good information and worth the wait.)
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