Saturday, February 28, 2009
It is usually easy to calculate calories and nutritional values from food bought at the supermarket since all the packages include a nutritional chart. When you are eating out, it is much harder to know. When teaching nutrition, keeping track of calorie intake is often part of the assignment, so you may want to recommend « Calorielab » to your students, as they will find the nutritional value of food served at most chain restaurants. They can also find nutritional value of tons of food avaiable on the market. It is a great calorie counter.
Friday, February 20, 2009
"Tip of My Tongue" is a cool project that helps students and teachers looking for a word with incomplete information to find it. If you now what it starts with, or what it ends with or you have an idea of the length of the word, but you can't find it, this application will be very useful. Sometimes, you just have a word on the tip of your tongue. The dictionary that runs this website is not complete, but it contains enough words that you usually find what you are looking for. The project is under development, so it can only get better as time goes by.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Did you know that many volcanoes have webcams capturing their activity 24 hours a day, every single day? If you are studying volcanoes with your students, they might find very interesting to watch some live shot of volcanoes on the surface of the earth. It may even me more amazing if you can a volcano on a webcam while it is active. Here is a list of websites where you can catch their activity on-line :
Friday, February 6, 2009
If you use YouTube to look for educational videos to use in your classroom, you might be interested in using EduTube. It is like YouTube, without all the cut cate videos or teenagers doing dangerous stunts. Videos are not hosted by EduTube, but are categorized and filtered by this site. Original videos are hosted by video sharing websites like Youtube. It is an excellent way to find resources for teachers and students. You can also use it as a way for your students to search videos ensuring they only have access to quality educational videos. It is also possible to contribute to the website by recommending videos or links to educational videos. The interface is available in various languages.