Katie Kennedy, from UAF's Geography Dept, was a guest speaker at the Curriculum's Department's "How To Fit It In" class, which was held at LMS last night. Before the class started Katie shared a tip about an intriguing game, called Skype Mystery Call that combines Skype, Google maps and conventional atlases and has students in two different places trying to guess where in the U.S. (or World!) the other is located through a series of questions that can only be answered by 'yes' or 'no'. The students are grouped and assigned different roles and responsibilities. They work together to try to figure out the location of the other group. Read more about it at Katie's blog at the Alaska Geographic Alliance and while you're there see what other great tips and information she has to share about things like the Flat Classroom Projects and iEarn!
Do all of your teacher know about the "Educator Resources" found in TumbleBooks, which include spelling, grammar and math activities, book report outlines, word searches, and word scrambles, crossword puzzles and more.... all for primary, junior/middles school and high school levels? After login look for the educator resources at the bottom of the page. And don't forget the fun "TumbleMailer" also found at the bottom of the page which allows a user to send TumbleCards, TumbleBooks and even Record a Book! Check it out and
I just spent waaay too much time not being very good at moving up levels in this game as I tried to identify(Poke) different major muscles and click and drag (Whack) away at the bones of the arm. My problem was more figuring out the games than learning the muscles or bones so I imagine students will clean up!! And then there was the Bone game and the Cell game and much, much more for all the various body systems at the Anatomy Arcade. Katie