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Google Maps in Education
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User Guide
Link to examples
Students can use My Maps in Google Maps to create interactive, instructional maps and
  • Add descriptive text, including rich text and HTML (Adding Map Features)
  • Embed photos and videos in their map
  • Share their map with others
  • View in Google Earth
Google Maps Mania
40+ Ideas for Using Google Maps in the Classroom

Google Tools That Support Bloom's Revised Taxonomy


Edmodo is a free, easy to use classroom management system that is private and secure. Teachers and students enjoy collaboration and social networking.

Cell Size and Scale

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Spell with Flickr


With Glogster, students can create interactive posters with text, images, audio, and video.

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Legends and Folktales

Using a green screen and student created video to incorporate technology into art.

Smarthistory is a neat alternative to heavy art history textbooks. You can explore works by time period, style, artist, and theme. “The Basics” section of the theme pages is especially helpful in breaking down some of the foundational terms and concepts of art history and answering FAQ’s. The site uses a combination of image, text, and video.

Billy Bug Screen Shot
Billy Bug Screen Shot

Teach ordered pairs using Billy Bug and student created stories featuring ordered pairs. Link courtesy of Interactive Content Corner.

Teaching with Howard Zinn's A People's History

Teaching Toolbox 57 Ways to Upgrade Education

If you have never been to the National Geographic website, you should really check it out.
It has wonderful info on it, not just stuff for a geography bee but much more like…
Study Corner- this has sample questions for a bee and other resources. Some of the resources are:
Geo Bee Challenge- They have 10 National Geographic Bee questions every day that you could use with all of your students.

plus Geo Spy Game Flags and Facts Maps
Thanks, Charlene S.

external image freeRiceLogo2.gifFree Rice, already a favorite resource for language arts teachers, now offers math, chemistry, geography, foreign languages, and art. Students provide free rice to hungry people every time they play. Great for team building. Try it out today.

Use Skype in Schools and let your students talk with their peers in other towns, other states, and other countries.

Perspectv - An exploration of internet activity.

80+ Videos for Technology and Media Literacy

Thirty-two Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom.
Wordle: North Carolina in the American Revolution

Try this on the SmartBoard!
Use Nikon's Universcaleto view entities, from the microworld to the universe, from a single perspective.
By setting them up against a scale, you are able to compare and understand things which cannot be physically compared.

SAMS Teacher Idol Round Two

Part One

.........Part Two...........
SAMS Teacher Idol Video Makes Schooltube's Featured Video List!

Tools for your escrapbooks:
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Voicethread voicethread.jpgemail: student.sams @ Password: samscomets

Student centered and inquiry based, a WebQuest challenges students to explore for information and it is an excellent way to integrate technology into the classroom. Visit from San Diego State University, techtrekers, and iwebquest for examples and ideas.

Jeopardy Labs lets you create your own Jeopardy-like games. North Carolina is an example.

Virtual Field Trips
A virtual field trip takes students on a tour of a location using a series of web sites that have been linked together, creating a guided experience.
Since they do not require special software, they can be accessed from a classroom or home computer. Virtual field trips can enhance the content of a lesson by providing an activity that extends students' experiences with a topic by taking them outside of the classroom and into a different environment.

Skype in Schools lets your students speak with anyone around the world through your computer.

Motivating Screenagers
Standing beside a lava flow, sixth graders speak about volcanoes. Seventh grade students script and create a commercial to encourage others to join AVID. Eighth grade language arts students recite the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. Chorus students conduct interviews with world famous composers.
Across the curriculum, teachers at South Asheboro Middle School are motivating students through innovative, yet simple, use of video.

Ms. McKee's eighth grade students created a video to promote a local American Red Cross blood drive at Asheboro High School.



See more South Asheboro Middle School videos at SchoolTube.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy : This is an update to Bloom's revised taxonomy to account for the new behaviours emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous.

Use SlideShare to give your students a larger audience for their PowerPoint presentations.

Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools

Google Earth 5 was just released and includes a host of new tools that educators can tap in the classroom.

Presidents and Poe on YouTube.

5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year


Many Eyes from IBMis a bet on the power of human visual intelligence to find patterns.
Example for classroom integration: Collect data, create an Excel spreadsheet,
upload to Many Eyes, and choose and create a visualization.

At The Content Coliseum, Donna Sawyer has assembled many ideas for making education interactive, stimulating, and effective.
Check out The Wave Machine from Savage Seas, courtesy of PBS.

Did You Know? 3.0

Grammar Girl

The North Carolina Museum of Art is a wonderful partner in education.
Egyptian, Pre-Dynastic

John George Brown A Tough Story, 1886
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Maya culture 550-850

At South Asheboro Middle School, Ms. Cagle's sixth grade science students learn about and explain transverse and longitudinal waves through music and motion. "Back Up" music and lyrics courtesy of Dr. Lodge McCammon at


Who Wants Pizza? by Cynthia Lanius at Rice University
Fractions at Cool Math for Kids
Tony Fraction's Pizza Shop at Mr. Nussbaum

Interested in the use of rap and hip-hop in your classroom? Flocabulary produces educational hip hop music to teach students of all backgrounds by providing a fun, engaging alternative to traditional study methods. Their goal is to create learning tools that are effective, exciting, and culturally relevant.

SAT vocabulary in rap, hip hop US history, & science in rhyme. Visit Flocabulary to learn more.

After conducting research on the famine in Africa, students in Mr. Snyder's social studies classes created Public Service Announcements.

Would your students be interested in creating their own comics to demonstrate comprehension and share information? Check out ToonDoo.


At South Asheboro Middle School, Mr. Snyder creatively engages his students using Blabberize to introduce topics and reinforce concepts.

Glogster is a great creativity site that invites users to “poster yourself”. A ‘glog’ is basically an online poster web page. Students can combine text, pictures, graphics, video, and audio to create an interactive online poster. Glogster has an interface that is very easy to use. The final glog can be hosted by Glogster or it can be embedded into another web page.
How to integrate Glogster into the classroom: Glogsteris a way for your students to integrate technology while they demonstrate skills and display knowledge. Glogster can be used in all areas of the curriculum. Because Glogster has the ability to handle audio, students can record audio, create podcasts (using either Audacity on the Media Center desktop computers or Sound Recorder on the laptops), and upload the content into their glog. With Glogster edu, teachers can set up a private space where students can share their school work and accomplishments online with classmates, family, and friends. Visit Glogster and give your students an authentic audience.

Would you like for your students to correspond with their peers from around the world?
Would you like to collaborate with teachers in classrooms in other cities, states, and countries?

Check out ePals.


Have you created or found something that others may find useful? Share your links to resources here.

Check out the amazing resources at SAS Curriculum Pathways.

Find there a rich and vast array of innovative interactive tools, lessons, and resources beautifully designed and all alligned with the NCSCS.
See your Technology Facilitator for your registration information.

It's free, courtesy of the SAS Institute in RTP. It will make you even prouder to call North Carolina home.

Read the BusinessWire article.

How can you use Wordle in your classroom?

Wordle is a Web 2.0 tool that allows teachers and students to create expressive visual repesentations of text that are called word clouds.
Simply type or paste the words you want and hit go; easily experiment with different fonts, layouts, and colors.
Please visit the site. Click on the examples below to take a closer look.

I made this one is about the Cherokee Indians,

this one is the Declaration of Independence,


and these are the top 200 words
appearing in all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets.


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