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Weekend Website #98: Smithsonian Wild

25 May

Every Friday, I share a website (or app) that I’ve heard about, checked into, been excited to use. This one is a math app. Since ‘math’ is by far the most popular search term of readers who seek out my blog, I know you’re going to enjoy this review.

smithsonian wild

Amazing wild animals in situ

Age:

2nd Grade+

Topic:

Animals

Address:

Smithsonian Wild

Review:

This website is devoted to sharing images of animals in their wild habitats. The pictures–201,000 and counting to date–have been captured by motion-triggered ‘camera traps’–cameras that are activated by an animals movement or body heat and then take pictures of them in their most natural of states–when they believe they are alone. Pictures include dozens of varieties of animals in the following categories:

smithsonian wild

One of the many wild animals caught by Smithsonian camera traps

  • bears
  • canids
  • cats
  • carnivores
  • deer
  • pigs
  • hooved animals
  • birds
  • rodents
  • rabbits
  • marsupials
  • and more

Locations include:

  • Kenya
  • the US
  • Peru
  • China
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • and more

Here’s a video that will explain the amazing technique used to acquire these images. You’ll be amazed:

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade, creator of two technology training books for middle school and three ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.



Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, will be out this summer. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.


 

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