TGIF ~ February 19, 2010

Technology Gems, Ideas, and Facts

Friday, February 19, 2010

Gem ~ a website or application that might work well for you or your students

Edupic Graphical Resource is a collection of photographs and drawings that are free for teachers and students to use. You can search for images by subject area or topic. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of this collection. Next time you or your students are looking for pictures for a project, check this one out. (

Idea ~ a way to enhance your LFS lessons with technology

Interactives, a site produced by Annenberg Media, includes activities to engage students with content in a variety of curricular areas and grade levels. A few of the topics include Elements of a Story (Gr. 2-5), Metric Conversions (Gr. 6-8), and Historical and Cultural Contexts (Gr. 9-12). Each “interactive” provides content as well as “hands-on” activities. Many also include background information for teachers and links to further resources. (

Fact ~ Just a bit of information

In addition to videos, Discovery Education also has an “On This Day” feature. When you login, the landing page will feature an event that happened on that day in history. You can choose from subject areas such as Biographies, Arts & Humanities, Science, etc. Each entry provides a summary of the event and includes links to videos or other Discovery Ed content related to that event. You can also click on “View Full Calendar” to find events for any date. (

Have a great weekend!



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