Friday, July 31, 2009

Ancient Sites in Google Earth
If you go to and type in "Ancient sites + google earth" if you are in YouTube the above video is what you get. You can do it for anything you are studying. This one includes Google Earth scenes as well as pictures and includes Colossus of Rhodes, Greece, c.280 BC + Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt, c.285 BC + Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, Turkey, 351 BC + Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece, 435 BC + Temple of Art.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Game Templates
This comes from FreeTech4Teachers. I love using review games for my students and here are templates from Jeopardy, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Wheel of Fortune, $25,000 Pyramid and more.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Great Interactive Map Review
This site asks you a world history question and then the student has to answer it by finding the place on the map. Incredible! It also is timed so the student has to really know their stuff.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Transcribe Your Voice Into a Student Text Message
Yes, you heard it. You can use this free service to record a message for your students which will then be converted into a text message. If your parents are wary of giving a phone number to this site, you can always use the post a couple of days ago where I showed you how to e-mail a text message (and for that matter students can text you back to your e-mail!).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Larry Ferlazzo's Links
Larry has some of the most helpful websites for teachers on the Internet. This is an example of why as there are hundreds of links for world history which are worth your time to go through.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Maps and more maps
Why buy another world map again with this resource. It has hundreds of maps in chronological order and they are all in color.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Great Primary Source
This source is nicely divided up to make it easier for you to search and has pictures, first person documents, historical artifacts (pictures of them) and more.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Google Earth Blog
This is a great site that shows you all the uses for Above is one example of how you can "go somewhere" and narrate the tour for your students. Wow!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

AP World Teacher Moodle Page
First off, Moodle is an open resource page for teachers to use for their classes. It is similar to Blackboard, but it is free. You can put assignments, links, folders, etc. there. If you are like me it will make your life infinitely easier as students can print out their own assignments or see what they have to do on a day they missed.

Here is an excellent example of what a teacher can do. This is an AP World history teacher's page and it includes links for the class free response rubrics, review quizzes for each unit, study guides, and review Power Points. It is excellent.