Saturday, June 13, 2015

Explore the World's Fair on Your iPad

The New York Public Library’s Biblion: World’s Fair app puts the wonder of the 1939-1940 World’s Fair on your iPad. Through the app you can view images, videos, and documents all about the World’s Fair. All of the media in the app is arranged into thematic stories. These stories showcase the innovations that were on display in 1940 as well as the predictions for the future. Plenty of historical context is provided through the stories to help readers understand why the innovations on display were significant.

Applications for Education
One of the fun things that you could do with this app with your students is to have them look at the stories that feature predictions for the future. Then have you students see which of those predictions were accurate, which weren’t, and which became part of our world today.

The Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from sunny Woodstock, Maine where Max has illustrated that it is a perfect day for lounging in the sun. Yes, my dogs are spoiled and have it made.

This week I hosted webinars on three nights. On Tuesday evening the second meeting of Getting Going With GAFE was well attended. On Wednesday and Thursday I hosted Blogger Jumpstart which had a smaller audience, but was still a lot of fun to teach. Next week I'll be visiting Wa-Nee Community Schools in Indiana. Thank you to everyone who has joined one of the webinars an invited me to your schools. The opportunity to teach is always energizing.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. My Five Favorite Tools
2. An Interactive Infographic About Designing Infographics
3. Use Your Phone to Control Google Slides Remotely
4. Three Good Resources from the Lawrence Hall of Science
5. A Glossary of Blogging Terminology - A PDF Handout
6. 5 TED-Ed Lessons on How the Human Body Works
7. Student Blogging Activities and Tools That Don't Rely on Text

Summer PD Opportunities With Me.
Teaching History With Technology begins in July.
Getting Going With GAFE is offered in June and July.
Blogs & Social Media for Teachers and School Leaders is offered in July.

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