Saturday, December 12, 2009
Applications for Education
The World at War could be a good introductory resource or review resource for US History teachers and their students. Teachers could have each student in a class select an item from the timeline to research and teach to their classmates.
Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
TimeRime Multimedia Timeline Builder
Great Timeline Builders
Timelines.com - Multimedia Timelines, Wiki-style
On Tuesday I created a Facebook fan page for Free Technology for Teachers. So far almost 400 of you have become fans, thank you. I'd also like to this time to welcome all of the new subscribers and say thank you to everyone that has helped Free Technology for Teachers reach a wider audience.
As I do every week, I've compiled a list of the most popular items of the last week.
Here are the seven most popular items of the last seven days:
1. Five Ways to Build Your Own Educational Games
2. A 7th Easy Way for Students to Create Videos
3. Student Conversation Starter
4. PupilTube - How-to Videos With Potential
5. How to Read Your Gmail Offline
6. Rutgers Animated Research Tutorial
7. Lessons About Lions
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Discovery's Cash Cab game show is one of my favorite afternoon television programs. I often have it on in the background while grading student work or writing blog posts. Most of my students and probably many of yours will never take more than one or two NYC cab rides in their lives, but that doesn't mean they can't play the Cash Cab quizzes.
The Discovery Channel website lets you test your trivia knowledge while playing the same quizzes the contestants on Cash Cab play. Play the Cash Cab quiz game and earn fictitious money for every question you answer correctly. Answer three questions incorrectly and the game is over.
Applications for Education
The Cash Cab game is good website to have in your bag of tricks for those "down times" that sometimes occur when one student finishes an assignment earlier than her classmates and you're waiting for everyone to finish before moving on.