Links You’ll Love – 11-9-12
I’ve mentioned Centropa before but I thought it would be worth bringing up again. Centropa is an NGO that spent 10 years in central and Eastern Europe interviewing survivors, scanning their personal photos and making movies of people’s lives. They have an extensive website with terrific videos for your students. We used their site last year with some of our sixth graders and their information formed the basis for last year’s Yom HaShoah commemoration in the middle school. Their North American director of education, Lauren Granite, is awesome and will work with you on building lesson plans that use their extensive resources. They also host several seminars a year, including a 10-day trip to Europe, for educators – and the price (almost free) is just right. Check them out and let me know if you’d like to think about how to integrate Centropa into your curriculum.
Pixby is another great resource for copyright-free images. With all these terrific options, there is NO reason to just have your students search the web and grab photos.
If you use a Kindle, iPad or other eReader, check out OneHundredFreeBooks. Search by genre or check out their blog for the most popular downloads.
By the time our students graduate, they’ve used iMovie in the media lab several times in various content areas. Did you know that iPads also boast the popular Apple app? Here’s a terrific blog post on how to use it in the classroom that might give you a few ideas.