Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tip of the Week: September 4th, 2012: Maps 101

Sudbury now subscribes to Maps101, a web-based interactive database of teacher lesson plans, geography tools, online learning games, interactive map modules and over 4,000 viewable and printable history, thematic, reference, outline, current events and animated maps. This resource, available to all staff and students, supplements and complements traditional history, social studies and geography curriculum materials. 

This resource is a powerful addition to those who have interactive whiteboards in their classrooms, used in a lab setting, embedded in a Keynote or any other document or presentation, home access or printed out for student use! 

Here's a quick overview:

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In addition to the vast map collections (including interactive maps), you will find:
  • National Geographic Videos (preview content first for age appropriateness)
  • Reference atlases, current events from global, geographical, historical and cultural perspectives
  • Maps geared to grades K-3!
  • Classroom Resources (lesson plans, skill builders, activities)
  • Learn and Play - games and quizzes
  • Spanish - maps, glossaries, skill builders and Geography in the News in Spanish
To access these resources go to http://www.maps101.com
 
login for use at home:
Username is: sudburyk12
password is maps101

And visit the YouTube Maps101 Channel for a series of short videos on many of their resources!