Sunday, August 23, 2009

Go Global with ePals

The ePals site safely connects classrooms around the globe via teacher-moderated e-mail and blogs. Students have opportunities to work collaboratively on projects with students from classrooms in other locations. There are several safety features embedded into the program, but teachers should remind their students not to provide last names, school names, or locations.

Within five minutes, I found a project appropriate for our first and second graders for their internationally-minded maps unit. They will host a stuffed bear that will travel around the world. We will mark its journey on Google Earth.

Summary of key features:

  • teacher-moderated e-mail and blogs

  • collaborative projects

  • pen pals around the world

  • provides home-school communication

Monday, August 10, 2009

Seeking a Way to Insert Video into Google Site

Help Needed! Anyone know of a way to insert video into a Google site? I'd like to place videos on my class site so my students can review at home. I prefer not to upload to YouTube or similar sites. Thanks.