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100 Incredible & Educational Virtual Tours You Don't Want to Miss

100 Incredible & Educational Virtual Tours You Don't Want to Miss
By Katheryn Rivas One of the wonders of the Internet is that it can bring the world to you instead of your needing to find the time and money to explore the traditional way. The following virtual tours bring opportunities to explore cities, famous landmarks and buildings, museums, college campuses, and even outer space. You can learn how things are made, explore the human body or that of a life-sized whale, and visit ball parks and theme parks. There is even a section of incredible virtual tours that Google Earth has compiled that shares the world in a whole new way. Cities From historic cities hundreds of years old to newer cities, these tours take you all around the world. Pompeii, Italy. Famous Landmarks and Buildings Take these tours to visit the Taj Mahal and the Palace of Versailles in the same day. Explore the Taj Mahal. Museums Take a peek inside these museums to learn about history, read ancient books, or view some of the most revered works of art available. Louvre. College Campuses

Google Calendar (events) One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Google Calendar Find my account Forgot password? Sign in with a different account Create account One Google Account for everything Google Diamonds for Kids - Diamond Properties - Creation As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire. Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation

Reward Systems That Work: What to Give and When to Give It! Read about four teachers' ways of rewarding students' good behavior and motivation. Learn what to give and when and how you can encourage students to improve. Included: 35 reasonable rewards! "The rewards help students remember the classroom rules and commonsense manners," teacher Shelley Giesbrecht told Education World. Giesbrecht, a teacher at Blue Clay School in Arnaud, Manitoba (Canada), put out a call for suggestions of inexpensive motivating rewards for students. One teacher suggested keeping a small gumball machine in the classroom and occasionally distributing pennies so that students may get a serving of small candies from it. Jen McCalley of Ainsworth Elementary in Portland, Oregon, has a terrific way to help the children in her class earn rewards. "Students receive a $1 Birdie Buck for each day they turn in homework on time and complete," she explained. "With the store, the children get a sense that they are at school to do a job, not just to play.

50 Best Blogs for Online Educators | Online Colleges As students flock to online courses in greater numbers than ever, and even elementary schools add online components, more and more educators are needed for online colleges and online educational programs. Teachers working online must not only know their subject matter through and through, but also how to use the latest technology to communicate with and engage students. On top of all that, they also have to keep abreast of new ideas and products that will make their jobs easier and improve their ability to work with students. Fortunately, many who work in educational technology fields are more than willing to share their expertise with others online through videos, podcasts, and more commonly, blogs. News and Views Give these blogs a read to make sure you stay in-the-know when it comes to all things edutech. Educational Technology Professionals Here you’ll find blogs from professionals working in educational technology, a great resource for those new to online teaching and old pros alike.

Kuwaiti Public Holidays Kuwait will enjoy 8 public, national, and bank holidays in 2013. The weekend in Kuwiat is Friday and Saterday, if a public holidays fell on a weekend, it is observed on that day and not moved to another date. Muslim holidays in kuwait are evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which depends on the sunrise, sunsets, and moon phases calculated on the bases of Mecca location. We hope that you will enjoy your 2013 Kuwaiti holidays, and remember to book for hotels or flights in advance for a cheaper bargain, since last min bookings can go really high. New Year’s Day Tue 1/Jan/2013 Mawlid al-Nabi (Prophet Muhammad Birthday) Thu 24/Jan/2013 (Dates may vary according to Lunar Calendar) National Day Mon 25/Feb/2013 Liberation Day Thu 26/Feb/2013 Lailat al-Mi’raj (Ascension Night of the Prophet Muhammad) Tue 4/Jun/2013 (Dates might vary according to Lunar Calendar) Hejiri New Year (Islamic New Year) 4/Nov/2013 (Dates might vary according to Lunar Calendar) Be Sociable, Share!

The Birth Of The Hummingbirds 50 Must-See Teacher Blogs Chosen By You 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.08K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. But I wanted t... 50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education 96.78K Views 0 Likes Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance. 100 Teaching Tools You Should Know About Previously Off the beaten path – Travel guides at Wikivoyage Off the beaten path is a showcase article about a lesser-known or unusual travel destination, selected monthly by Wikivoyage's users. See Previous Destinations of the month for better-known destinations, Previous Featured travel topics for phrasebooks, itineraries and travel topics, and Wikivoyage:Destination of the Month candidates to nominate and discuss future "Off the beaten path" destinations. Previously featured destinations were: 2013[edit] 2012[edit] 2011[edit] 2010[edit] 2009[edit] 2008[edit] 2007[edit] 2006[edit]

Barn Owl Description Size: 13-17 inches (33-35 cm) Weight: 10-21oz (275-600g) Migration: Nonmigrant Habitat: Farmland, Marshes, Prairie and Desert Population: Fairly Common Resident, Although Numbers Have Decreased In Recent Years. Receive wildlife cam updates in your inbox! Get the latest updates! Information About Barn Owls The ghostly, pale shape of the Barn Owl, most often seen as it hunts silently over fields at dusk, has excited much fear and suspicion among country-dwellers in the past, especially when the bird has uttered its typical rasping shriek-- a sound to make the blood run cold in the semi-darkness. What the Common Barn Owl looks like:The Barn Owl looks unlike other owls, it has a peculiar heart-shaped face and small, black eyes. How long before eggs hatch: The owlets hatch out after about 30 days. How they pick a mate: Recent research has shown that males prefer to breed with females with plenty of spots on their thighs, a unique feature that seems to reflect a birds health.

instaGrok | A new way to learn honeymoons-destinations (www.destinology.co.uk) Meet Winter the Dolphin Sign in -or- Register Where Teachers Come First bookwizardMy Book Lists GO Instant access to reproducibles Downloadable eBooks Scholastic and Turtle Pond Interactive invite you and your class on a virtual field trip to an aquarium in Florida! Winter's Classroom Tools Use Winter's inspiring story to learn about ocean habitats and animal adaptations with these lesson plans and printables. Science & Language Arts Teaching Guide Winter's Webcast Teaching Guide Meet the Authors Visit www.winterstail.com Visit Our Partners: Video Game Build Literacy with Interactive Play Build reading skills through an interactive adaption of the book, featuring photos, animation, and voice-over. < Previous Next > Understanding Differences In Others The game engages children in the story of an animal heroine with physical disabilities, while encouraging children with disabilities to see themselves as individuals. Inspire Creativity Learn About Conservation Become Winter’s Caretaker Go Now Go Now Go Now Go Now Student Resources

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