I just found this site on the History Channel that has a 30 second video of what happened on "this day" in history, both in the US and the world. Adjoining the video is a written explanation.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
cave dwellings this year. As a high schooler, I was lucky enough to see the now closed Lascaux cave paintings. Yesterday I saw the new movie "Cave of Forgotten Dreams." It is getting rave reviews, but I would say it is very repetitive and if you want to save your money, go here for a NPR interview w. the creator which gives interesting insights and here to see the main drawings of the Chauvet Cave which holds the oldest known cave dwellings. The drawings are amazing.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The slide show above says it is for Google Apps, but everything on it can be done for FREE if you get a Google account. After doing that, put "Google" in the search engine on this blog site and you will see links to be able to do pretty much everything above. It really has revolutionized what I do in the classroom.
Monday, May 9, 2011
This is a pretty cool site that shows the inside of the house that Anne Frank hide inside. It has a narrated tour of each tour. In the past I have also posted the only known video of Frank which happened to be taken from her looking out the window of the house. Here is the website of the Anne Frank museum.The first link came from a Twitter post from "shellterrell."
Some might call me crazy, but having read three books on the inner workings of Google, I am not at all worried about the company losing my files and have consequently not backed up one file I have made this year. But for those of you who want to back up your files I just found out about Sync Docs from a blog I follow called The Pursuit of Technology. What it will allow you to do is to upload an entire folder and from then on it will sync everything you do. The video that explains it is above.
cover story on El Mirador which was the capital of the Mayan civilization. Not only is there a long story, but also a number of photos. So, great you say, I am well past the Mayans. Since I did not use a PowerPoint for this part of the year I am going to go back to the unit assignment and add these amazing photos and then will go and see work in the reading of the article.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
I like to constantly tie-in what we are doing to today's world. To help me, I will probably use the Lede which I've mentioned before as it is "reporting on the spot" as it includes items such as the live tweeting from nearby during the attack on Bin Laden was ongoing as well as the raw footage just after it ended and much more of this event and others in the news.
Here though is a site that might help you if you do, as do I, world history from pre-history through the Renaissance.