On the road again….For the second time this summer, I’m on the road again. The first trip was to my great aunt’s 90th bday celebration. That was long stretches of west Texas road but was worth it. Hadn’t seen her in many years and she was as amazing as ever! Getting there had some “amazing” too. I found our Science book pages come to life as we approached the masses of wind turbines. Big deal? No, really IS a big deal – literally and figuratively. The 3 blades are each 91 feet long. In height, the turbines stand 227 feet tall. We saw them all in motion too, a rhythmic, powerful yet gentle, mesmerizing motion. They lined the road for miles! Here come live video and pictures of Texas straight to the classroom!
My Cloud travel lately has been through Google Maps. I completed the Google Maps training course and naturally know now more than I did before. Incredible! I’m thinking about how I’ll use these aspects in my classroom…. Finding relevant map locations, adding titles, descriptions, layers, marker signs, trails or paths. It was one of those times that I’m learning, but it sure felt like playing. I’ve just started the Google Earth course and have said “Cool!” more times than believable, I admit. Now my class and I will be transporting ourselves to…. anywhere! Thank you, Google people. How DO you DO that stuff?
So, for now, back to the benefits of road travel, the Real Deal stuff. Going through Oklahoma and seeing tornado damage, the friendly, helpful faces at Arby’s in Paul’s Valley, and the Arbuckle Mountains. And we’re barely halfway!
Happy summer travels whether you’re in planes, trains, automobiles, or the Cloud!