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Teachers Using Technology

I really admire people who think outside of the box and come up with innovative tools for presenting information. That’s just what a pair of history teachers in Hawaii have done. You can listen to an interview with them on NPR and take a look at their videos for inspiration.

This video has had over 260,000 views! The right method can generate interest! They’re even popular on facebook.

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Crossfading MTV and the History Channel

How do you reach young people in the classroom when they’ve grown up watching Youtube videos all day long? Amy Burvall is one half of the musical duo at the Le Jardin Academy in Hawaii responsible for a new sensation in education. Amy and her partner Herb Mahelona take popular songs that kids love – and then turn them historical. Amy joined us to talk about the personal origins of the project and how its changing the way she teaches.
via NHPR.org – Crossfading MTV and the History Channel

See all 50 of their history/videos at their YouTube channel.

Interactivity to Inspire Learners

The Map Machine from National Geographic. Although it does have an annoying popup ad, this resource is a must-see. An amazing range teacher resources are available on this site.

The History Channel has interactive resources, history activities, a speech archive and programming information.

A&E Channel. Search 25,000 biographies online. Articles, links to related sites and people.

Discovery Channel School offers hundreds of lesson plans written by teachers for teachers.
Free resources including:
Curriculum Center, activities supporting core curriculum topics for the most popular science topics taught in upper elementary and middle school (includes: Bacteria, Oceans, Chemistry, Solar System, Electricity, The Universe, Genetics, Weather & Climate, Magnetism, Viruses).
For each topic, you’ll find Quick Facts, Hands on Experiments, Project Ideas, Puzzles, Vocabulary Words, and a Review Quiz. Teaching Tools include a Puzzle maker, Lesson Planner, and more.
You’ll also find one of my favorites – Brain Boosters.