FREE is a compilation of more than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources from dozens of federal agencies, FREE makes it easier to find resources from the federal government. FREE was conceived in 1997 by a federal working group in response to a memo from President Clinton calling for expanded access to Internet-Based educational resources for children, teachers and parents. Resources are available for most subjects including Arts & Music, Health & Phys Ed, History & Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and Science.
Google Art Project consists of digital tours of 17 museums from around the world. You can actually “walk” through some of the rooms in the museums (using Google’s street view technology). You can also view and zoom-in on the art with incredible detail. Another option allows you to view relevant information about the art. Also, for potential use in the classroom, you are able to save artwork to your own collection, which could be useful so you do not have to change museums mid-lesson to view other artwork. I think this would be an extremely interactive and engaging lesson using the SmartBoards. It is an on-going project, and more museums and art will be added to the site in the future, but it is truly off to a great start.
At Heritage Hall, we believe that, when used appropriately, technology can enhance learning. Technology does not replace the teacher.