Five for Friday- Links and Ideas

Incredible Data Sets for Social Issues....
This site makes data come to life for kids.
http://measureofamerica.org/maps/?area=Districts&race=All&sex=All&year=Year2010&index=HealthIndex

This site looks at the education data in an easy to use way....
http://www.wikieddata.com/home

TED Talks for just Education is launched; which one of our students will be the first to have their own TED talk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzQ-r5ifusc&feature=player_embedded

Spent is a social justice game simulation that helps students understand the tough circumstances that so many face that have caused them to be homeless and in need of outside assistance. The game uses scenarios that are true to life and shows students how each decision that they make has consequences. Spent would be a great game for students to play in an economics or social studies class.

This seems like a great enrichment project for our top learners.
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/03/new-student-video-contest-hosted-by.html