As you collate free apps to report on, I have found a great one. It is called “Pearltrees.” It allows you to connect information/bookmarks/pictures, notes you type up yourself, etc. into a “tree” with each piece of information being a pearl. I downloaded it last fall and thought it had promise but couldn’t come up with how I would use it. This weekend, I revisited it. My AP students are writing weekly blogs this fall and this turned out to be a terrific way to curate them all into one place, share it with all of them, and let us all read and learn together through a shared bookmark system. We needed them to be easily accessible because one part of the assignment requires them to read each other’s blogs and comment….rotating whose blog they read and comment on each week.
As I was working on lesson plans for next week and setting
due dates, Wednesday’s date popped out at me. I don’t know how many of
you are interested in doing lessons about 9-11, but I found the following sites
to have pretty robust lists of ideas and lessons. I plan to use one from
the 911memorial site personally. Just thought I’d share in case anyone
A.P. U.S. Government & Politics
From the iPad of Nikki Robertson...
When too many people are streaming videos from YouTube or any other source it can overload the system.