Saturday, July 28, 2007

[TIPS] world clock

Thanks to Barry Sullivan for sharing this one with me.
 
 
We've seen world population clocks before that tick away (presumably) as the population of the planet increases. This one goes a step - several steps - further. It also counts things such as the earth's temperature, the number of species that have gone extinct, the number of deaths (broken down by causes), and many more items - even how many bicycles have been produced. You can view the clock by the yearly stats, monthly, weekly, daily, or even one that will reset the counter to NOW.
 
Have this running up on the screen when the students enter the classroom and let them decide for themselves which statistic is the most.. interesting?.. alarming?.. to them. A writing prompt? A topic for further research? A class wiki?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jim,
I was refered to your blog by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. I am a new blogger and I am glad I check out this post. I found the counter website you post in this blog very interesting. I will be sharing it with the teachers I work with. If you get a chance, please check out my blog

Rick Weinberg