Great new link today thanks to Free Technology for Teachers (a great site to subscribe to)!
“Newswordy is a neat website that features a new buzzword of the day everyday. Each buzzword is picked from the currently trending topics being discussed on news programs, political talk shows, and news websites. Each buzzword of the day is accompanied by quoted examples of that buzzword being used and links to articles and other media in which the buzzword of the day was used. You’ll also find some links to the buzzword being used on Twitter. You can find previous buzzwords of the day by clicking on the very small archive button in the upper right corner of the Newswordy homepage.
Applications for Education
If you teach any current events lessons, Newswordy could be a handy resource for finding articles that provide students with the context of the buzzwords that they might be hearing in newscasts.”
How cool is this link shared by krivett1Kimberley Rivett on Twitter today!
If you want tools to bling up your blog or wiki – this just might be the site for you! Have a go and let me know what you think!
Google maps is an awesome site to create your own map! You can place markers, edit and add details and links. I think this would be a very valuable classroom collaboration tool. Give it a go and let me know what you think.
Or check out this link where I attempt to explain how you could use Google maps. http://annekcam.blogspot.com/2011/08/google-maps-make-your-own.html
This link from educamp Tai Tokerau (Helen K)
Today at our e-teach session Katina shared this site! I think it is PURE MAGIC! I love the colour – the sections – the keyword search teaching opportunities… I just love it!!!
Staying with the comic theme….