Today the Tech Savvy Educator is officially one year old! I know, I know, one year and we’re already walking, talking, blogging, and collaborating. Just imagine what we’ll be up to during year two.
I choose June 1st of 2005 as the official launch so that I would have time to focus on blogging and community building in the summertime while not teaching. That having been said, I’ve been a bit slow on the blogging as of late (something which I apologize for as I was just chatting with a friend about finding the time to write). So for this special day (many blogs rarely make it three months, let alone one year), I have a small “grab bag” of links for you that I’ve collected over the past year for the purpose of future exploring, sharing, and using in my classroom. Unfortunately, with all of the other sites and ideas I’ve shared, discussions I’ve participated in on the forum, and the general business of the school year, I’ve neglected these poor links, and have yet to share them with the rest of the community.
Podcast – 1st Anniversary Grab Bag (a bit long as I had a lot to say, sorry about the size)
The podcast gives a few details of the site and how it might be useful. I also wanted to thank all of the moderators, readers, and forum members for participating this year. I know I thank those individuals a lot, but they really do deserve every bit of thanks as it’s difficult to find the time to read, post, comment, and share resources during the usually hectic and busy school year.
Create comics using images from Flickr and cartoon speech bubbles
Create your own book using your own photos, stories, and blog entries
Create maps of the world where territories and countries are re-drawn using a wide range of demographics including population, imports, tourism, etc.
Remotely operate an electron microscope from your classroom to look at insects and other “bugs”
Website providing special offers to educators for laptops and other computers from major manufacturers
Freesound Project Geotags
Free sounds from around the world recorded by amatuers and marked on a Google Map by their location
Amusement Park Physics
Explore what principles of physics are behind several amusement park rides