Greetings all! Just when I get caught up and am ready to get back to a regular posting schedule something comes along to upset my well intentioned plans. Thus, once again I’m a month behind on my additions to the Edtech Archive posts. Hopefully, I’ll be able to blitz November and get on to December in a few quick posts. Here goes…
20141024 – 20141104
social media, communications, social networking, privacy: MeWe– private collaboration platform
stock images, photos, video, resources, art, photography, education: Free Stock Images & Videos – good source for free stock images for your class, wiki, blog, etc.
US Civil War, social studies, history, American History, education, resources, data visualization, emancipation, slavery,
interactive: Visualizing Emancipation – Visualizing Emancipation is a map of slavery’s end during the American Civil War. It finds patterns in the collapse of southern slavery, mapping the interactions between federal policies, armies in the field, and the actions of enslaved men and women on countless farms and city blocks. It encourages scholars, students, and the public to examine the wartime end of slavery in place, allowing a rigorously geographic perspective on emancipation in the United States.
Crime Mapping.com– a fairly comprehen-sive map of crime statistics in the United States. Potentially useful in a social studies, sociology, or criminology class
education, language arts, language, learning, esl, efl, ell, foreign_language: Smigin – In 3 easy steps you can build phrases without worrying about grammar or verbs.
quizzes, ipad, mobile app, grading, assessment: InstaGrade – create quizzes with your desktop and mark them on your iPhone or iPad
agriculture, food, hunger, environment, STEM, social studies, cooking, mapping, maps, interactive: Map your Recipe -enter the ingredients of a recipe and it will show you where the fruits and vegetables that went into it were first domesticated.
STEM, science, physics, BBC, biology, astronomy, video: BBC Two – Human Universe – Brian Cox explores the relationship between the Universe and Us. Excellent series for use in both elementary and secondary science classes.
STEM, video, questions, Smithsonian, museum: All Ask
Smithsonian Videos– ask and you shall receive… in this case a fun, clever, and informative answer on all sorts of interesting questions like … what’s the difference between and virus and bacteria? or where does “space” begin? All the “answer” videos are less that 2 minutes long so they make great classroom “teasers” to engage kids in the topic at hand.
OK. One week in November down, three to go. See you soon…