Archive for December, 2011

Things I’ve found interesting this week

Here are a few things I have come across online this week that I have found interesting.

Cargo Bridge Game – In this game you need to build bridges across gaps so that workers can bring the cargo back. It’s kind of fun and the levels get harder as you go on. I didn’t get very far. One thing I didn’t like about this was that you had to watch an advertisement before you could play.

The Chronicles of Narnia Audio Books – At this site you can download or listen to any of the Chronicles of Narnia audio books. They are all free!

Smithsonian National Museum Virtual Tour – Here you can take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. The visitor can navigate from room to room either by using a floor map or by following blue arrow links connecting the rooms. Camera icons indicate hotspots where the visitor can get a close-up on a particular object or exhibit panel.

Where in the World – A Google Earth Puzzle – This site has a multiple choice test where you try and identify locations based off of a photo from Google Earth.

7 Billion – How did we get so big so fast? – This YouTube video from National Public Radio gives a good visual example of the worlds population growth. (2 min 34 seconds)

I hope that everyone’s winter break is going well. Students, remember that you have your learning project to work on. If you create something that can be viewed digitally, you can email your project to me!

Also, visit Study Island over the break and answer a few questions. I’m not sure if there will be prizes for the students that work on it over the break, but there have been prizes for working on Study Island over the weekends before!


Edgar Allan Poe Resources

Here are some links to resources about Edgar Allan Poe.

Discovery Streaming Video: “Great Books: Tales of Edgar Allen Poe” (27 minutes) – http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=101C222E-06E9-4BC2-89B2-E35D113384E4 (You must sign in with the class Discovery Streaming user name and password)

“The Pit and the Pendulum” – Story and Audio Narration from LoudLit.org

“The Tell-Tale Heart” - Story and Audio Narration from Loudlit.org

Selected works from the Poe Museum


Nano

Here is a video that we partially viewed in class for writing and science.

NANOYOU – Narrated by Stephen Fry from Neon Otter on Vimeo.

This film is non-commercial and funded by the EC for the NANOYOU project – nanoyou.eu – an education portal about all things nano.

This film was produced and directed by Tom Mustill for the NANOYOU Project as a resource for young people, teachers and anyone interested to get a quick introduction to Nanoscience. Please feel free to download, embed it and pass it on!

The film was mainly shot at and with the assistance of the Nanoscience Centre at the University of Cambridge and features researchers involved in exploring the world of Nano.


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