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Using the Web to Take Virtual Field Trips

Using the Web to Take Virtual Field Trips
By: Kennedy Schultz Helping kids learn about the world can be an exciting adventure for both adults and kids. When I teach about the chateaux of the Loire Valley in France or ancient Mayan sites in Mexico, I’m always looking for kid-friendly resources that can provide accurate information and engaging authentic pictures that hold the attention of little ones. Virtual Field Trips Since my field trip budget is pretty limited, I especially love websites that offer virtual tours and live webcams to show kids what it REALLY looks like in another world location. Live web cams are another great cultural resource. We have also found web cams of the storks roosting on roof tops in Rust, Austria, and have shared our own local webcams of Niagara Falls with our pen-pal classrooms in other countries to give them an idea of our region. Organizing Teacher Resources With all these cool resources, how do you keep track of them and retrieve them when needed? Related:  Andra ämnenjaybilly

Historiska kartor - Lantmäteriet I våra digitala arkiv finns mer än en miljon historiska kartor och de sträcker sig så långt bak i tiden som 1628. Kartorna täcker stora delar av Sverige och är i många fall så välgjorda och rikt utsmyckade att det är frestande att kalla dem för rena konstverk. Inte konstigt kanske, att de ofta ges bort som presenter. Det är gratis att titta på kartorna och vi vågar lova att du hittar något intressant när du tar del av dem. Om du vill kan du även spara ner dem till din dator eller skriva ut dem. Innan du börjar finns det några saker som du behöver göra: Kom igång med historiska kartor

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Timeline JS - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use. Friday Focus Friday, November 7th, 2014 I thought I would try a twist to the traditional "Sunday News" with the Friday Focus. This will be a staff newsletter that will include updates and educator resources that I've collected over the week. Give me your feedback on how you like this format. Please take time to reflect on our No Worksheet Holiday on the Google Form that I sent you before Monday. Thank you for taking time to do this, as your thoughts are very important. I also want to give a big shout out of appreciation for the creativity that continued long after No Worksheet Holiday was over. Have a fabulous weekend! " The positive atmosphere throughout the WHOLE building K-5 boosted enthusiasm for the day (students and adults). "No work sheet holidays rocks, here is why.There are a lot of ways to learn. At a Glance Monday: PD DAY8-10 at FHS10:30-12:30 McIntire Library (bring data team resources)12:30-1:30 Lunch1:30-3:30: Grade level/dept PD Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Veterans' Day November 11th

Lost In Reality What is Mystery Skype? 8 steps to get started! Mystery Skype is an education game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions. It has totally transformed the way students learn about the world in my school. Not only does it engage students, but it excites teachers to teach a topic that has long been a short sharp look through an atlas and a glossed over part of the curriculum. It is also an excellent way to integrate technology into your classroom programme and Google Maps is the perfect tool for the job! Before we dig deeper, here is a video showing Mystery Skype in Action: The best part is that it is suitable for all ages and can span whatever curriculum areas you would like. Here are 7 easy to follow steps to get your class / school hooked into learning about the world: Go to and sign in with your Skype name, Facebook or Twitter. Once you have connected and organised a time to Skype.

Cool Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom Imagine taking your class on an "around the world" field trip or having your favorite children's author lead today's read-aloud. You can do both of these and more without leaving your classroom thanks to Skype. It's a great use of technology in the classroom! Skype is free communication software that allows you to make calls, instant message and video conference online. One amazing experience you can have with Skype in the classroom is a virtual author visit or other amazing guest speaker. Skype Author Visits & Guest Lectures Author and illustrator Mike Artnell is one of many authors using Skype to visit classrooms. Our technology in the classroom look at Apple TV, and how to use it. Use these teacher-tested classroom management ideas to organize the all-... A heavier emphasis on financial literacy in schools can help students when it... Google Forms is an intuitive, flexible, and professional for a wide variety of... 5 things you should NOT do in an inclusive classroom. Skype Pen Pal Projects

All About Balanced Literacy Shared Reading is a link in helping students become independent readers. It allows the teacher to model and support students using prediction and confirming skills. It allows less confident students the chance to share stories/articles/poetry in a non­threatening situation. It focuses on the meaning, fun, enjoyment, characters and sequence of a story and allows them to relate it back to their own experiences. It promotes discussion, problem­ solving and critical thinking by students. Shared Reading is an interactive reading experience. In the shared reading model there are multiple readings of the books over several days. During the initial reading, the teacher: · Introduces the book (shares theme, examines title, cover, illustrations, and makes predictions) · Relates prior experience to text · Concentrates on enjoying the text as a whole · Encourages students to use background knowledge to make predictions · Encourages spontaneous participation in the reading of the story

50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom Home / How To / 50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom Collaborate! Meet with other classrooms: One of the most common projects educators utilize Skype for is setting up exchanges with classrooms around the world, usually for cultural exchange purposes or working together on a common assignment. Communicate! Connect! Art crits: Schedule time with professional artists and receive thorough crits about how to improve a piece. And here’s the tools to help you do it!