I want to take a few minutes to promote a couple interesting sites that can be used in the classroom.
Sometimes it’s easy to rely primarily on “educational” sites that are geared specifically to teachers and students. While I certainly have nothing against educational sites and there are many extremely valuable ones out there; I think it’s important to find the educational value in things that are not specifically for school.
So with that, I encourage you to check out WebUrbanist.com and WebEcoist.com. These sister sites are a trove of interesting information and photos. Both sites rely on the list format with photos and descriptions relating to specific topics. Web Ecoist focuses on environmental themes. Both sites are updated roughly 5 or 6 times a week. As with all material, please review before sharing with students. Some material may not be suitable for younger grades.
It’s possible to avoid many advertisements with both sites offering full posts via RSS.
Here are a few recent topics that I found interesting.
- Web Urbanist
- Web Ecoist