Odds & Ends (11/16/10)

Yikes, I can’t believe it has been so long since I’ve done an Odds & Ends post.  Here are a few links I’ve been collecting.  I hope you find them useful!

Footnote.com – “The place for original historical documents online.”  Includes images/documents from The National Archive and The Library of Congress.

ThoughtAudio.com – ” … FREE library of classic literature and philosophy MP3 audio downloads.”

Poverty in America: Living Wage Calculator –  I’ve linked to my district’s Living Wage Calculator; however, this site provides information on all states and counties.

OurDocuments.gov – Contains “100 milestone documents of American history.”  Documents range from 1776 to 1965 (beginning with the Lee Document of 1776 and ending with the Voting Rights Act of 1965).

Free Federal Resource for Educational Excellence – “More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies.”

Odds & Ends (10/04/09)

I know it’s been a while and I’ve got a bunch of links clogging my bookmarks to share with you guys.  Here are some for today:

Scholastic.com: Top 20 Teacher Blogs – I subscribed to a couple of these already and will give the others a try.  I’m passing it along because on of my good friends is highlighted on the lists: #14 Best for Media Specialists – TechnoTuesday. Way to go Cathy!

Center for History and New Media – “Providing free access to primary sources, building high-quality online teaching modules, and offering instruction on critical thinking skills.”

PrimaryAccess – “PrimaryAccess is a suite of free online tools that allows students and teachers to use primary source documents to complete meaningful and compelling learning activities with digital movies, storyboards, rebus stories and other online tools.”

Smithsonian American Art Museum – Classroom Activities – “These American Art Museum online features contain interactive or media-rich assets that can easily be used by educators in the classroom. Students can learn by viewing media or taking part in various online activities.”

Lastly, here are a couple of online graphic organizers:

  • Lovely Charts – online diagramming program to create flowcharts, site maps, organizational charts, etc.
  • Bubbl.us – great for mindmapping/brainstorming