Scholastic Buy-One-Get-One-Free Book Fair
How to Capture a Screen Shot on the iPad
To capture a screen shot:
Simultaneously press the menu button (the main button below the screen) and the power button (on the top edge of the iPad).
Your screen will flash white for a second and make a camera shutter noise (if you have the volume turned up) to indicate that the screen shot has been taken. The screen shots you take are automatically saved in the default Photos app (or "Camera Roll"). From here you can email the screen shot by clicking the menu icon (a rectangle with an arrow coming out of it, in the bottom left corner of the screen).
Thanks to Mrs. Jackson and her students for showing me this trick!
Ocearch (Shark Tracking)
At the home page (map), find the "Filters" section and click on the box under "sharks." Then, look for the names of the female sharks. "All Activity" should be in the Tracking Activity box, and press "Enter." It's amazing to see where they've been!
Here's an interesting article about this project on ABC News:
CK12 (free online textbooks)
Harnessing the Power of Wind
Discover Your World
Docs Teach (National Archives Experience)
Richard Byrne in his posting tells how he created an activity to use in his classroom:
I used the Docs Teach activity creator to create a Weighing the Evidence activity this morning. I searched the archives and selected a few images of Paul Revere then dragged them into the activity. Then I asked students to determine which image does the best job of accurately depicting Paul Revere's ride.