If you read the previous post on weather conditions/forecasting apps, you may have been wondering how are these apps educational technology for the classroom.
I’ll admit, I’m more than a bit of a weather geek in that I like to compare forecasts and features in the greater than a couple of weather apps on my iPad. Knowing the weather does have a classroom application on days like yesterday when a student asked me: “Do you think we’ll have school tomorrow?” My reply: “Well, young man, let me tell you what I just learned from my weather apps…”
I did get to thinking to myself: “What if I was a Science teacher and I wanted to quickly find an app or website today to use to teach about the weather, especially wind chill and other topical aspects.”
Recently I found this very good link listing five sites which offer extensive searches of educational technology based on specific topics.
A couple on the list deserve special mention:
Graphite is sponsored by Common Sense Media, which is the site I use frequently as a parent wondering if a certain movie, book or TV show is appropriate for one of my children. Graphite provides quite a bit of good info, including age appropriateness (down to early elementary), of the sites and apps it describes.
This is from Scoop.It!, with which I am not familiar, but looks like it has promise.
What sites do you go to when you’re seeking apps or sites for a specific topic?