The Bata Shoe Museum has unveiled the second phase of its
online project, All About Shoes. Located in Toronto, Canada,
the Bata Shoe Museum provides visitors with four new virtual
exhibits: The Perfect Pair, Tradition and Innovation, Chronicles
of Riches, and Our Boots. These stories detail the diversity in human footwear from around the world and
throughout time. Teachers will find both English
and French education resources on the Web site.
MORE INFO: www.allaboutshoes.ca
is offering ’tween
Latina girls a
game that combines geography,
promoting environmental awareness. Kids can travel to real-world
places such as Miami Beach and the Amazon by using
an interactive map. They can choose between an open
chat format and a canned version that provides the options of chatting in Spanish, French, English, or Portuguese. The first 100,000 people to sign up will receive
a Hip V.I.P. membership along with a badge displaying
their pioneer status.
MORE INFO: www.hipchicas.com
has created an
that will enable
teachers to use
2.0 learning tools
in the classroom.
Glogster allows users to create a “poster” that mixes graphics, photos, videos, music, and text. Teachers can use these
posters to combine Web 2.0 concepts with course curriculum under privacy settings that keep students' content safe
within the classroom or school.
MORE INFO: www.glogster.com/edu
Coming Next Issue in
Discovery Education has introduced a free Web site, New
Teacher Survival Central. Educators can view classroom
tools and practical suggestions
to help support
teachers during their first
few years in the
profession. Sections such as
Tech Tools for Students, and Survival Tool Kit: Best of the
Web contain tips, tricks, tools, and practical suggestions for
easing entry into the teaching field such as lesson plans,
classroom activities, and networking resources.
MORE INFO: Discovery Education, 1.800.323.9084
Through Online Learning
Online learning is creating new opportunities for
thousands of students across the globe. Educators
who embrace these reforms see this trend as a
way to strengthen schools and meet the individual
needs of students.
Designing Effective Online Courses
Online courses are flexible and convenient for
students, but creating them takes time and careful planning. Educators need to reflect on how
the goals of a course change when transitioning
from a classroom setting to a virtual environment.
Growing Your Professional
David Warlick describes how tools such as Skype,
Google Reader, Second Life, Diigo, Ning, del.
icio.us, Google Talk, wikis, and blogs enable
educators to find information for lesson plans,
resources, and solutions.