Online ResourcesGoogle Earth
(earth.google.com) The virtual globe, map and geographicinformation program. Search for “google earth teachers” for theeducators page published by/for teachers…and for tons of lessonideas.
(picasa.google.com) Great…free…program that organizes, edits,uploads andshares your photos. Easiest way to geotag your photos. Search for thisvideo on YouTube to see how: S6GGDWMlGiY
Virtual Field Trips
(tiny.cc/fieldtrip) There are hundreds of online tutorialsavailable to guide you in creating virtual field trips for your students. You can also take your students on a Google Lit Trip(www.googlelittrips.org) for the ultimate in interdisciplinary lessons.
(www.epals.com) ePALS connects 4.5 million students and teachers in191countries for teacher-designed cross-cultural and interactive projects.Classrooms use monitored email, language translation, discussionboards, maps and more to work and learn together.
Calls themselves the “pre-eminentnews andpublic affairs content provider to teens”. Their Livewire section allowsyou to pull clips from their highly entertaining news broadcasts.
(edublogs.org) “The largest education community on the Internet"whereyou can sign up for a free blog. A great place for teachers to blog withtheir class, or other classes around the world. An ideal site foreducators who want to blog with support.
(www.ning.com) Research shows that our students are inundated byonlinesocial networks. Ning allows teachers to create customized socialnetworks that are safe and secure for teachers and students. Create anonline environment where students can learn about the curriculum,and how to safely interact online.
(www.youtube.com) The king of video sharing sites.More users, and more videos than anywhere else.
(www.teachertube.com) Modeled after YouTube, butstrictly for sharing educational videos.
(goanimate.com) Easy to use, free online animation tool. Allowyourstudents to express what they’ve learned in a different way than you