Maps101 has added a Bing Maps search feature that
allows users to navigate the website’s maps, videos,
lesson plans, and National Geographic content by location using Microsoft’s decision engine. It also includes
extensive satellite and 3D imagery. In addition, Maps101
has added a Spanish language content section with
a full range of country and
continent maps, translated
news articles, a geographic
glossary, and Geography Skill
Builders for various grade
levels. These materials are
designed for Spanish language
educators and those teaching
students with limited English
MORE INFO: www.maps101.com
Sylvan Dell is offering free online educational material to
support the new “Science and Math Through Literature” book series. Each picture book teaches a math or
science concept through a creative story. The five new titles
include Astro the Stellar Sea Lion; Champ’s Story: Dogs
Get Cancer Too!; A Day at the Mountain; Ready, Set ... Wait!
What Animals Do Before a Hurricane; and Fur and Feathers.
In addition to the 30- to 40-page teaching activities packet,
interactive reading activities and related math quizzes are
available online. The additional titles will be out this fall.
MORE INFO: www.sylvandellpublishing.com
Mission U.S. is
a new multimedia
project featuring free
games set throughout U.S. history. The
first game, Mission 1:
For Crown or Colony?
puts players in the
shoes of Nat Wheeler,
a 14-year-old printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. As players complete tasks
throughout the city, they meet everyone from merchants
to soldiers, sailors to poets, Patriots to Loyalists. The game
reveals rising tensions threatening to come to a head, and,
ultimately, players must choose where their loyalties lie.
Teachers can use the website to manage classes and track
MORE INFO: www.mission-us.org
ISTE is taking orders for a new book
to be released in October. Web
2.0: How-To for Educators by
Lynne Schrum and Gwen Solomon
explores the best online collaborative tools, including blogs, wikis,
and social networking sites as well
as Web 2.0 applications, such as
Skype, Google Earth, Wordle, and
more. The book describes what the
tool is, when teachers should use it, why it is useful, who is
using it, how you can use the tool, and where you can find
additional resources. Web 2.0: How-To for Educators will sell
for $24.45 for members and $34.95 for nonmembers.
MORE INFO: www.iste.org/bookstore
Senior Editor Diana Fingal and ISTE intern Brady Cline compiled this information from press releases sent to the L&L editorial office. The L&L staff does
not review the products and resources, and they are offered here without recommendation. Send press releases to email@example.com.