Thursday, January 22, 2009

Interactive Weather and Water Cycle Resources

There are a lot of great informational sites out there for Weather and the Water Cycle. However, it can be challenging to find sites that are informational and interactive. Below are a list of wonderful sites I have found and wish to share:

Interactive Weather: - Excellent for understanding how temperature and humidity effect the weather. - Excellent for teaching weather simulation. - Developing Radar – Which looks great for kids.

Us Weather Satellites - The Why Files is an interactive group of simulations that allow students to make a rainbow, play with lightening, create a snow flake, and interact with a tornado. Make a custom weather forecast offers great hands on inquiry based activity off the computer International weather collaborative project

Hurricane Strike – Excellent Interactive resource- However, teacher must register and it is free (offered in Spanish and English) offers a great weather application, but you must register and it is free.

Weather Poetry Not interactive, but good inspiration. J

Water Cycle: – Life cycle of a Rain drop - Interactive

Earth’s Water – Good for Middle School Level. - Animated story books for the water cycle and other areas of science. Water cycle scrabble game

Interactive Water conservation tips -

Test your water conservation sense game -

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Friday, January 16, 2009

2009 Presidential INAUGURAL Information


What Happens on Inauguration Day? -

Video of last five Inauguration:

Historical look at the Inaugural Ceremonies 1789-2005 -

The First Inaugural Ball -

Past Inauguration Day Events _

NYC - Presidential Inauguration 2009 Curriculum Resource MS Word Doc and other resources -

Inauguration infor for Twitter - Facebook - and Alerts, Plus biographys on Obama and Biden -

U.S. Department of Education's Teacher Initiative

Just announced:

The U.S. Department of Education has announced the opening of applications for the Teaching Ambassador Fellowship at the U.S. Department of Education for the 2009-2010 school year. Currently practicing, state certified Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade public school teachers and instructional specialists/coaches with at least three years of teaching experience are eligible to apply by March 16, 2009. For the 2008-2009 pilot year of the Fellowship program, 20 part-time Classroom Fellows and 5 full-time Washington Fellows are serving as Teaching Ambassador Fellows, learning about and contributing to the national dialogue on education policy. For more information about the 2009-2010 Fellowship application and other opportunities to learn about federal education policy and public resources supporting classroom teaching and learning, visit

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