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Top 20 resources for traveling presenters

If you spend enough time on the road making presentations, there are a few resources you’re bound to need at one time or another. Following is my top 20 list of links for the road:

Where’s my stuff?
Track that important package online at:

FedEx
UPS
Airborne/DHL

I need it now!
Run out of paper, ink, pens… Need stamps, copies or a presentation bound? Find the nearest:
Kinkos / FedEx Office
Office Depot
US Post Office

Destination Information
Get the latest weather information anywhere at NOAA
Get the maps and driving directions you need at Mapquest
Get the Zipcode

Need Your News?
Links for online news:

PBS
NPR – listen online, from anywhere!
CSPAN
BBC
From the Independent Media Institute, an alternative view of the news.
Headline news, right now.CNN
News and Finance up to the minute at Reuters
Quick market news at Yahoo Finance

Airlines

The FAA provides current links to all US airlines, so if you need to book a flight online or check out the customer service policy of an airline, go here. The thing that’s nice about this site is you get all the links on one page…so if you’re looking for options, this is the place.
Want to know the rules for lost baggage, ticket refunds, overbooking and delays? Everything from the agency that enforces the rules, the DOT Consumer Protection Site.

WI-FI

Stay connected, find wi-fi hotspots when you travel.
Here’s another source forfree wireless connectivity.
Here’s a list of airports with free wireless

Do you have links you use frequently when traveling for business or vacation? Leave a comment.

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.