Mystery Calls – Making Geography Real for Kids

Mystery Calls

Connecting Classrooms through Mystery Calls Video conferencing is a powerful way to make connections and expand the reach of your classroom with minimal equipment and effort.  One popular classroom use of video conferencing is the “Mystery Call”, AKA “Mystery Skype” or “Mystery Hangout”.  This activity can be done with any age level, but its focus on reinforcing geography skills makes ...

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YouTube Tools Every Teacher Should Know

YouTube Tools Every Teacheer Should Know

Clean Up YouTube Videos to Share with Students YouTube is a fantastic source for videos in the classroom if only teachers didn’t need to worry about distracting advertisements, inappropriate comments or annoying “suggested videos”.  Teachers should know there are some very effective tools that can de-clutter YouTube videos so they are safe and ready to share with students.  SafeShare.TV Safeshare.tv allows ...

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Transporting Learners with Google Expeditions

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Getting to Know Google Expeditions Google Expeditions allows students to be transported to far away places without leaving their classrooms! Using a tablet and Expeditions Teacher Dashboard, teachers can control what students see and are provided information to about key features of each Expedition tour location. Peering into the low-cost Google Cardboard students can see panoramic images displayed on the smartphone held ...

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