Videojug video website

VideojugHere is yet another good informational video website for students. This site has videos on a wide variety of topics. Many of them are made by this site and not off of Youtube. This site has videos on education, health, technology and a plethora of other topics. I was impressed by the amount of videos on science and math. Check this out it could be a great resource to find videos to demonstrate topics in class or to add further detail to a subject in class.

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Microsofts World Wide Telescope

This is an excellent resource for k12 educators. This site brings to life the vast unknown of space. This virtual telescope provides imagery from space-based telescopes. Also it provides tours of the sky and celestial bodies. It also contains guides tours and historic narratives on most of the Apollo missions. This resources could be used to teach history, geography and science. This is an engaging platform that really captivates student interest.

You must install a small application but the process is simple and well worth the time.
Click below to visit!
http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/help/SupportHelp.aspx

Zoom to Learn

This is a great resource for teachers to post images on the web and have students able to really zoom into sections and look at a particular image. I have found this very useful for things such as maps. Often when I give a map assignment students like to go to Google map and begin working. However, since they can do so much with Google maps they often get lost in the process and are off task looking at their house or other things that are not the focus of my lesson. This is one of the pitfalls of technology. To combat this I have begun using this website to create usful maps that limit what they can look at so that the focus stays on the task at hand. In an age of immense technology sometimes we forget that students can get lost in the amount of information they can find in a simple Google search. We as teachers need to ensure this does not happen and provide resources that limit the inflow of information to attain our learning objective.

http://www.zoomify.com/