Breathing Earth is a fascinating website that illustrates CO2 emmisions, in real time, for each country of the world. As well, birth and death rates by country and world population growth are indicated.
Whenever I travel, I love reading the local newspaper. You can learn so much about what is important to a place by reading their daily papers. Today’s Front Pages is a great website which gives you access to the front page of over 800 newspapers from around the world. If you are looking for a different perspective on a story, this is a valuable resource
When I was growing up, my mother belonged to the Book of the Month Club. Every month a new book would arrive. I loved the anticipation; what kind of book would it be, who chose it, would it be any good, how fast would my mother read it?? I think that is what hatched my love of books which eventually led me to the library.
Beginning this week we will feature an App of the Week and a Website of the Week post, chosen by myself, as a way to introduce students, parents and teachers to something new. I will provide instructions and offer suggestions on how these tools may be used at school. Over time our repertoire will grow and become a useful database of tools.
P.S. Book of the Month Club is still around! Thank goodness. http://www.bomcclub.com/