TL2014 – Resources of the week… (weekly)
8 Great TED Talks About The Future Of Education And Teaching | Emerging Education Technology
“These talks offer insights, concerns, and inspiration while discussing today’s educational practices and shortcomings, from a variety of perspectives”
FIXED V. GROWTH MINDSET – Google Drive
A simple student worksheet created by Illinois educator Arpan Chokshi based on Carol Dweck’s growth and fixed mindset concept.
Virtual Travel: Online Field Trips for Students
This site is set up as a directory for Virtual Field Trips. Trips are listed by topic and are in a number of different formats that range from youtube videos, interactive videos, and pictures. All of which include questions that go along with the material, which make this a great resource to use in lesson planning.
NOVA | PBS
NOVA is a popular scientific series that has been on PBS since 1974 and is shown in more than 100 countries. The intellectual, thought provoking material in their shows has been transformed into virtual and interactive tours that can take your students anywhere from Easter Island to the finding out just how small the strings of String Theory actually are.
Reach The World
This site is a great way for students to learn about journaling about different views of different parts of the world. ReachTheWorld can be a great resource to use when teaching students about the importance of bringing out personal thought and feeling when they journal.
Solar System Tour from the sun to pluto
This is a great site that allows students to research how far they are from other planets, stars or solar systems. This site is great to use when comparing planets speed of travel, rotation, and conditions in relation to each other. This can be used in a secondary school physics or science class for application in theories or content that has been covered in class.
SpaceWander Roundtrip First Class
This is a great site that shows and explains the lift off and travel experience that astronauts have if they were to being traveling to Mars. This includes weather, noise, and living conditions, as well as how long the flight would take. After landing, can pose questions to students about what they would expect when landing. If you are in an advanced classroom you can ask for more realistic answers, or if you are in a younger classroom you can allow the students to be creative and even draw what they might see.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.