Friday, February 5, 2010

Interactive Pictorial History of the World

A couple of months ago, I blogged about the benefits of RSS feeds, and well, today one of them really came through for me. I've found this really interesting technology blog which sends me 10-20 feeds a week--and oftentimes have little gems...like this one by Mr. Byrne at http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/02/explore-history-of-world-through.html

"The BBC and the British Museum have partnered to create an interactive timeline called A History of the World. A History of the World presents images of artifacts from various eras in world history. The objects are displayed in rings arranged to match each era. Click on any object in the ring to see a larger image and to read about the significance of each artifact. You can browse the collection by clicking through the rings of images or you can browse by location, by historical theme, or by dates."

I've created a video that shows you this site.


video

Monday, February 1, 2010

Another Snowy Monday


I haven't blogged in a while, but just a quick update.
Things are rolling along quite quickly now and with Microsoft settlement.
We will have one school up to speed quickly to test how quickly reimbursement comes and then roll the plans out for the other schools accordingly.
Excited about getting out in the buildings today.
I'm setting up a skype communication first thing today for a girl who is traveling to Kenya and will be working with her teacher to keep up while she is gone.
Also, will be working with a mass-comm class at WHS to get some video posted online.
Online learning is progressing nicely and I will have 12 more teachers in tomorrow writing curriculum all day.

I can't let that snow get me down!!
layne