Thursday, August 07, 2008

Computer websites are amazing

If you haven't played with Google Earth http://earth.google.com/ I highly recommend it. I am having my students "fly" to where they went this summer and pinpoint it. Then they need to give me the longitude and latitude. My sister just put me on http://forecast.weather.gov/ which will also give you the longitude and latitude- along with the weather. (Which makes for a great connection of "Why do we learn this stuff?)
I also found a place to introduce my prehistory art: http://www.alifetimeofcolor.com/play/caveart/

I can tell- this is going to be a different year. Having technology so close at hand makes the learning so real. I cannot believe we went the last two years with only "reading" from the computer.
My bookmarks are going like weeds. I need to create folders!

1 comment:

cath said...

wow - you are right - love the art site! how fun is the net?!? nettie ;)in