Sunday, August 23, 2009 is a collection of documentaries sorted and classified and ready click-and-play. Easy to use and a mandatory stop for planning a unit.

Google Earth Blog

The Google Earth Blog is full of inspiring ways to use Google Earth in the classroom. Great tutorials for beginners and several categories of pre-made tours ready for the classroom.

Cell Phones in the Classroom?

Rather than ban cell phones, teachers should incorporate cell phone technology into the classroom, Lisa Kolb argues. Good ideas and even some empirical data to back it up.

Horrible Histories

Sketch comedy from the BBC. Brilliant! These three-minute YouTube vignettes are perfect for bringing a little fun into the classroom.

WWII Comics

One solution for boosting morale on the home front: comics. These two issues were written specifically for the workers of oil refinery plants by the Petroleum Administration for War and the FBI. Propaganda can be fun!

History on Twitter

Twitter is fast becoming a much more than a social networking gimmick. This blog post lists 100 Twitter feeds that can help you learn and teach history. I'm sure this list will grow exponentially in the future.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We Choose the Moon

Far and away the best website about space exploration that I've ever seen, The Kennedy Presidential Library's is a stunning interactive recreation of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It seamlessly combines digital recreations of the flight with authentic audio and video and footage to create the complete experience.