Welcome to Tuesday Tech Talk, bringing you some of the best web sites I’ve found recently, that you can really use! Great sites for this week include:
This child-friendly, easy to use site was developed by the same person who developed Rainforest Maths. Select a math term from the left side of the window, and a definition and illustration will appear in the right side.
Another wonderful resource from the woman who brought us Rainforest Maths. Writing Fun is packed full of organizers to help with all types of writing. Organizers can be used online or can be printed out. This site has so many wonderful items packed in, it can be visually overwhelming. Be sure to look for the Menu link on the right side of the window to link back to where you started.
Did you know that Google Earth is on your computer? Students have it on theirs, too! Google LitTrips is a site that uses Google Earth to help students explore topics and places where characters have been, and interact with those locations. For example, think about the story, Strega Nona. It takes place in Calabria, Italy. Why not use Google Earth to explore that area? When you visit this site, don’t just explore the K-5 link. Be sure to check out the Getting Started page for all the details you’ll need to know.
This week’s TeacherTube video is Why Let Our Students Blog? It’s a great short clip on the benefits of student blogging in the classroom. Don’t forget there’s an upcoming Professional Development on Blogging with Class Blogmeister. Take a look at this video, then email me to sign up for the PD!