Saturday, May 23, 2009

Week in Review - 7 Most Popular Items

I'm headed out on a short camping/fishing trip this Memorial Day weekend and I hope that this week-in-review finds all of you enjoying the weekend too. This week Free Technology for Teachers added 250 new subscribers. Welcome to all of the new subscribers, I'm glad that you found this blog useful. Thank you to all of the long-time subscribers who have helped to expand the reach of Free Technology for Teachers by sharing links and spreading the word about this blog.

Here are the seven most popular items of the last seven days:
1. Photos 8 - Thousands of Public Domain Images
2. 8 Ways to Build Websites (Not Blogs) for Free
3. Medical Animation Library
4. Google Wonder Wheel in Action
5. Stupeflix - Free Video Montage Creator
6. Booklet Creator - Turn Any PDF Into a Booklet
7. Bill of Rights Rap

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What Does It Take to Climb Mount Everest?

I am a big proponent of introducing students to sports and recreational activities that they can pursue for a lifetime. As some long-time readers of this blog know, one of my life dreams/ goals is to climb in the Himalaya. For the last six weeks I've been following along as America's premier Himalayan climber, Ed Viesturs, records and posts video dispatches to YouTube from Mount Everest basecamp. Viesturs was successful in ascending Everest for the seventh time. You can watch all of the dispatches on the First Ascent channel on YouTube. In the video below you will see Ed Viesturs, Peter Whitaker (nephew of Jim Whitaker the first American to summit Everest), and Dave Hahn on top of Mount Everest.

Applications for Education
Health and Physical Education teachers looking for a way to pique students' interest in a healthy, active, lifetime pursuit may want to consider showing some of these clips to their students.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
360 Degree View from the Peak of Mount Everest
Exploring Mount Everest Lesson Plans
PE Zone - Lesson Plans and More for PE Teachers