Seven billion people– Check out this BBC website for some graphics on world population, including your place in the story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15391515
Google Art Project– Google continues to branch out. Here’s a new art project with extraordinary resources:
Real-world math– In this website, math teacher Thomas Petra shares practical math lessons, lesson ideas, examples, and downloads, including how to find the volume of the Great Pyramids of Giza, converting currency, working with time zones, and tracking a storm’s progress: http://realworldmath.org.
iPads and Learning
As iPads continue to become an important tool for student learning, Apple continues to offer information we need for our planning. Join Apple experts for online seminars and learn how Apple education solutions are enhancing teaching and learning and increasing student achievement. Find weekly webcasts for iOS devices (iPads and iPods-touch) which feature a different topic each day of the week. In addition, the Tune-In-Series are available on-demand. Catch some if you can and enjoy!!!
Here are some great apps for the iPad...
Immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math
Allows you to learn almost anything for free
Mars Globe (Free)
And for the entire solar system:
A Solar System Journey (Free)
Declaration of Independence (Free)
For Building Brains:
This puzzle-a-day app will keep your students intrigued and challenged.
The Life of Art (Free)
This beautiful new app was created in conjunction with a 2012 exhibition at the Getty Center in L.A. It is focused on the question "How do objects end up in a museum?" Beautiful photographs, animations, video and 360° rotations.
National Geographic Today (Free)
This mash-up combines news, videos, quizzes, articles and photos in a daily offering.
Minds of Modern Mathematics (Free)
Explore nearly 1000 years of mathematics history.
Funny Alphabet (Free)
Interactive learning game for the young student who needs more time to connect letters with sounds.
Celebrating the Earth
This app was released for Earth Day in 2011 and is now free. Earth Day is being observed on April 22 this year. This interactive story book has lots of engaging seasonal activities: grow a tree, help a gardner, shovel snow.
Here's a collection of notable African American oratory, including downloadable transcripts and profiles. When you download printed material from iTunes U, it will show up in the iTunes Library in the iTunes U section.
Virtual Missions Field Trips - Great info for 4th grade students, teachers, and families...
Huell Howser, as part of his California Gold TV series, visited all 21 California missions. You can download these episodes from the iTunes store. Look for the word "mission" in the podcast description field, Also the podcast titles includes the word "classic".