Yesterday Google released a trove of timelapse images that offers, it believes, 'the most comprehensive picture of our changing planet ever made available to the public.' Featuring a quarter-century of images taken from space by NASA and the U.S.
MapStory empowers a global community to organize knowledge about the world spatially and temporally. With MapStory, people of all kinds turn into Storytellers who can create, share, and collaborate on MapStories and ultimately improve our understanding of global dynamics, worldwide, over the course of history.
Visit this site to learn all the tips and tricks for using Google Earth as a teaching tool.
Stacey Py Flynn's insight:
Satellite images from Google Earth's archive are now being used to see the impact of climate change over time. This site offers some great instructional ideas, plans and free downloadable layers (kwl) files that can be used with Google Earth to create interactive presentations. Cool.
NEW YORK -- Here's a list "Fifty Shades of Grey" was destined to make: The books most likely to be removed from school and library shelves. On Monday, E L James' multimillion selling erotic trilogy placed No.
"School librarians remain deeply divided over Dewey, but for most, its staying power is a matter of practicality. While the system is flawed, a complete overhaul of all those call numbers and spine labels is simply impossible. And yet, given CC’s requirements around informational texts, it makes sense for us to consider whether or not our current classification system best serves students’ interests.. . "
Last month a Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) directive seemed to require that copies of Marjane Satrapi’s memoir Persepolis be removed from classrooms an...
Stacey Py Flynn's insight:
"Librarians have faith in readers, regardless of their age, to take what they need from texts. We work to find reasons to include materials in our libraries’ collections. A school librarian friend of mine, who has fought her own battles with censorship, told me, “Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing if ,when one wants to raise that ugly word of ‘censor,’ he would first be required to state the positive sides of a read? Where it could be used? How it might benefit someone?”
"Geocube is an attractive online resource about Geography. Geocube is based on the principle of the Rubik Cube with six faces and 54 topics. It is a virtual and easily accessible website which is available online for free. Move the Geocube around with your mouse and explore the faces and topics.Geocube provides an accessible way to read, see and watch what Geography is and geographers do."
Providing our children with the best educational resources and empowering all our children to access, evaluate, and use information for academic and personal learning - this is the critical mission of school libraries and librarians.