After spending much of my summer following some of my favorite educators, librarians, and contributors, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are way too many amazing resources hiding on the web. With that in mind, I’m going to try to organize and aggregate some of the gems that I think would be helpful and interesting for the EHUE community. (Please note that I found most of these resources by following the blogs to the right and through twitter. You should check them out!)
- ABCya.com | Kids Educational Computer Games & Activities.
- Some fun, educational, and interactive web-based games
- Great Websites for Kids.
- Exactly what it says… organized by discipline
- Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro.
- Haven’t played with this one too much yet, but I thought it looked interesting. Combine timelines with maps to tell a story. Click on the “explore” link to see what’s already out there.
- Map Lab.
- A new blog from Wired magazine devoted to maps! Look at the post about “Your Favorite Movies Laid Out as Vintage Treasure Maps.” Can you figure them out?
- Bernie Krause shares the happiest sounds he’s heard in nature | TED Blog.
- Probably a bit over our student’s heads, but a fascinating look (listen?) at our environment.
- 5 great TED talks for athletes | TED Blog.
- Preview first… some really inspiring stories!
- How much sugar is in your food?
- Eric Whitacre conducts a virtual choir of nearly 6,000 | TED Blog.
- This is not the first time that Whitacre has directed virtual choirs. My question is how does he do it? Interesting fact… that credits are longer than the piece.
- Google: How Search Works.
- Animated infographic (I think?) that explains how Google translates your search term into relevant results
- Using Google Docs for Setting Up Conferences With Parents.
- A very detailed explanation. You can use this same process to share and collaborate on documents with your students as well.
- How to Trigger Student’s Inquiry Through Projects.
- If you know me, you know that I believe inquiry-based learning works. Here are some fundamentals to think about as you plan inquiry projects.