Archive for January, 2011

Web Wandering Wednesdays – Videos

60 Second Recapshttp://www.60secondrecap.com/ – provides sixty second clips about various parts of classic literature.  Nice way to give an overview of what is being read, or to inspire students to create their own 60 second overview of a book they are reading.

Life in a Dayhttp://www.youtube.com/lifeinaday?x=explore – View videos of a “life in the day” or people from around the globe.   The day is July 24, 2010 and people were asked to video their lie and submit it to this project on Youtube.   The websitea has a nice global navigation that allows you to watch videos from all over the world.  Here is a video explaining the project far better that I can:

Web Wandering Wednesday – Jan 5

This week’s web Wandering Wednesday is focusing in on a few maps that track diseases:

Google Flu Trends:  Google tracks who is searching for information about the flu and then maps that information to estimate where the flu is hitting around the world.   Click on the United States and you can see more information about each state.

Health Map – health map brings together information from various resources to try to pinpoint outbreaks of infectious diseases around the world.  You can hover your mouse over a pin on the map and see what disease is currently affecting the area and any relevant information on it including links to the sources of the information.

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