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Resources for teachers and students studying 4th-12th grade Oceanography.
Last Updated: Aug 3, 2010 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Power Point Presentations

Power Point is one option to create great electronic presentations that can include text, graphics, images, links, videos, and more!

  Royalty Free Media Resouces

  • Archival Research Catalog  
    National Archives Database of various governmental and historical images, videos, sound bites. Be sure to check each resource's copyright statement.
  • Creative Commons Search  
    Search for images, video, sounds, and more.
  • Flickr  
    Be sure to select the Creative Commons option before searching! Use for photos or videos.
    " is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required)."
  • Free Images  
    The only drawback is you have to join this site first.
  • Free Photographs  
    "An online resource for royalty-free stock photographs for non-commercial use."
  • Library of Congress Collection  
    Produced by the Library of Congress and mostly free. Be sure to check the copyright statement before using.
  • The Morgue File  
    "Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!"
  • Google LIFE Photo Archive  
    Images with copyright restrictions will have a note on the actual image.
  • Pics4Learning
    Thousands of copyright friendly images donated for students and teachers to use.

Some of these links are only available from non-MPS computers.


    Beyond the 5 Paragraph Essay

    In this, the 21st Century, students have so many additional options available to them. We don't want them to feel limited to just the standard 5 paragraph essay. This page will offer some other ideas for presentation mediums, links to assistance in creating them, as well as ideas on how to improve upon the old classics. 21st Century Learners think out of the box.

    Finding Great Images

    Not everyone has the opportunity to visit the places and things they're researching so that they can take great photos to use in their presentation. Here are links to help in finding images you can use in your presentations. Don't forget to cite your sources whenever necessary!

    • Google Images
      NOTE: can only be accessed from a non-MPS computer.
    • AltaVista Images
      Searchable with a "Family Filter" for whatever Oceanography topic you enter.
      NOTE: can only be accessed from a non-MPS computer.
    • National Geographic Image Archive
      A collection of images on a wide range of topics. There is a search window and a category search.

    Video Presentations using MS Movie Maker and iMovie

    There are many software programs available for purchase to make movies on your computer, BUT whether you have a Mac or a PC, all computers have some basic movie making capability installed right from the factory. Here are a couple of links to LibGuides that will help you learn to use iMovie and MS MovieMaker.


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