Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Small Collection of Resources About Pearl Harbor

Today is the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor which brought the U.S. into WWII. While this list is definitely last-minute for this year, you might bookmark a few of these resources for next year or later in the year when you get to WWII in your curriculum (I typically covered WWII in April in my curriculum).

National Geographic has a good resource students can explore to learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Interactive Pearl Harbor Attack Map is a map and timeline accompanied by voice narration. Each stop along the timeline of the attack is accompanied by a short narrated passage. At each stop students can click on the map to read more information about that place and moment in the chronology of the attack.

My Story: Pearl Harbor is an hour-by-hour account of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The account is told from the perspective of Dale and Johnie Gano who were stationed at Pearl Harbor.

The National Parks Service offers lesson plans about Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona.

Here is a video clip of President Roosevelt giving his "Day of Infamy" speech.

SnagFilms hosts Pearl Harbor: Day of Infamy. This documentary includes interviews with 25 people who witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Teach Parents Tech - A Good Way to Send Tech Help

Almost all of us have people in our lives that need help navigating their computers and or the Internet. Teach Parents Tech is a free service from Google that can help you help those people in your life that need some tech guidance.

To send tech support through Teach Parents Tech simply specify a recipient, choose the type of help that your recipient needs, and enter your recipient's email address. Your recipient will receive a set of videos designed to help them with the tasks that are troubling them. As the sender, you can preview the videos before they are sent.

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Teach Parents Tech is obviously designed for children to help their parents, but it could be used to help your colleagues down the hall too. You can customize your message so that it isn't addressed to mom or dad and is instead addressed to a first name. Even if you don't use the email template provided by Teach Parents Tech, you may find the site to be helpful in finding tutorial videos to embed in your blog or website.

5 Web-based Audio Recording and Editing Tools Compared - Chart

Over the last few weeks I've published charts comparing student response systems, timeline creation tools, and mind mapping tools. This chart comparing my five favorite web-based audio recording and editing tools is the next chart in the series. Eventually, all of these charts will be combined into one file.

The chart of my five favorite audio recording and editing tools is embedded below. You can also grab the Google Drive version here.

As always, there are certainly other tools on the market that will perform the same functions that the tools in the chart above perform. I chose these tools because they are the ones that I recommend and feature in my workshops.

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