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Tech Tip #65: Google Street View

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: I can’t find enough detail about a particular area of the world that we’re … Continue reading

Geography / third grade / websites

Weekend Website #93: 24 Third Grade Websites on Landforms

Every year, third graders in my school study landforms. Here’s a pithy list of websites I’ve collected to complement this study. About Rivers Deserts Earth alerts Explore the Colorado Extreme Organisms on Earth Geography Games Geography Quiz Game Geography Reading Problems Google Earth—free download site GeoNet Game Labeling Maps Landform Detectives—cool gam Landforms make a … Continue reading

fifth grade / free tech resources / Geography / Science / teacher resources / websites

32 Science Websites for Fifth Graders

This list covers all sorts of science from nature to geology. Like with the math websites, for my students, occasionally I put a list on the internet start page and let students go there during sponge time (click the link and see what’s up this month): Breathing earth–the environment Dynamic Earth–interactive Earth Science Digital Library … Continue reading

Geography / Google Earth / History / kidpix / lesson plans / projects / second grade

#42: Where Did I Come From?

Students find their country of origin on Google Earth and grab a screen shot of it. Save to their computer. Import it into KidPix and add the country flag and student name. Students learn about importing data from one program to another with this project. –from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom. Preview available … Continue reading