Monday, 13 February 2012

Resources to Start Off Your Week 4

Its a new week and what better way to start off our week by finding some great new online resources to use in our classrooms. Remember, I will be adding these to my Favourite Websites page so ensure you head over there to check out the full list that I've complied so far.

1 ) What Was There?
- A website featuring an interactive map of the world featuring historic photographs
  organized by location and year. Their goal is to provide a photographic history of
  the world!
- Teacher can use this website to provide primary visuals during Social Studies,
  Geography and History lessons specifically but the possibilities are endless!
- Users can upload pictures and some locations have more photos than others
   so make sure to do your research before class!
- http://www.whatwasthere.com/

2 ) Story Bird
- A website for creating online narrative stories using visual art prompts.
- Teachers can use this website to encourage writing assignments and it is the
   perfect platform for sharing stories online (link to your classroom blog, email
   to parents, receive meaningful feedback, etc).
- The illustrations are gorgeous, funny, and engaging for students!
* Big thanks to Ms. Bertram for sharing this resource with me :)
- http://www.storybird.com/

3 ) Resources for History Teachers
- A wiki summarizing educational resources for teachers and students looking to
  learn more about various history, geography, politics, economics and much more. 
- Teachers can use this website to gather resources for a lesson or have their
  students explore certain pages for information.
- A 2011 Edublog Award winner!

Happy Monday everyone!

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