Saturday, July 24, 2010

Google Translator
t I have a lot of ESOL students (esp. during the summer when I teach online). When I showed them Google Translate they were overjoyed. If kids are having difficulty with their textbook, they can copy and paste it (assuming it is online as my students have) into the text box. Or I have them write the essays in their native language and then translate it into English.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Here is an amazing array of videos from the show Frontline. Certainly not all of them are appropriate for world history, but some such as the crisis in Rwanda and Darfur will work. It is well worth your time to look at the choices.

Monday, July 12, 2010

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.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tiny Url For E-Mail To Text
If you ever have a long url and want to shorten it (say for a text), you can go here and it will be done for you. So what would you use this for? Well most of my students do not like e-mail. If you go here I have links for how to input their cell phone into an e-mail database. Then you could send them an e-mail message with the "tiny url" of your blog post and the kids could get the message (since texts can only be 140 characters long).