Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekly Tech Tip - April 22, 2013

This week, April 26, is Arbor Day! In preparation of this day, here are some resources you might find useful. These come from (Jerry Blumengarten). He has a ton of resources and the link below will take you to his page on Plants. If you scroll down, you will see Arbor Day resources listed on the right hand side.

Happy Arbor Day!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Weekly Tech Tip - April 17, 2013

This weekly tech tip involves earth day resources. PBS (NET virtual library) sent some really neat resources to my email. I wanted to share these with you.

So, here they are...I hope they are helpful! Earth day is +Monday, April 22, 2013.

Taking Root - Grades 9-12 - Environmentalism in Africa

Waste Deep - Grades 7-12 - Human Impact on Environment

Where We've Been, Where We're Headed - Grades 6-12 - Environmental Stewardship

Water Conservation and Unit Conversion - Grades 5-8 - Math and Environment

Scientist Profile - Grades 4-6 - Renewable Energy Scientist

NoWhere to Hide - Grades K-8 - Effects on Pollution

Similarly, if you log into Learn360, you will get 200 hits on Earth Day resources. If you use the calendar, once you login, you can click it and find earth day resources that way as well.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Weekly Tech Tip - April 11, 2013

I was reading through some previous emails and came across this gem today. 10 of the best virtual field trips from eschool news. Check out the "Artic Adventure" or walk through the "Museum of Natural History." If you are in the mood for chocolate, click on the "Hershey Factory" link to see how chocolate is made.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Weekly Tech Tip - April 2, 2013

One of the things I try to do each day is follow some technology news. I try to read about new things, not only involving educational technology, but technology as a whole.

So, as I was reading yesterday, I came across some interesting articles - Google's Beta called "Google Nose", YouTube was shutting down it's servers, Twttr was only going to let you use consonants, and Nokia came out with a new microwave. As I started reading these stories, it dawned on me that these were simply April Fool's jokes. I mean, how could google create an engine that let's you smell through your device? And, how could twitter stop you from using only consonants?

As I read these, it reminds me that not all the information you receive is correct and accurate. We have to use reasoning skills as well as research skills to either agree or disagree with what we may find. And, we have to teach our children the same. So, the next time you hear you can smell something through your device, you might want to think twice.

Google Nose
Twitter Joke
Nokia Microwave
YouTube shutting down

Until next time,