It's shark week and Discovery is featuring a live shark cam from the Georgia Aquarium. What are some other webcams that you like? How do you use them with your students?
Here at ReadWriteThink.org, we have a few resources using webcams:
Webcams in the Classroom: Animal Inquiry and Observation (http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/webcams-classroom-animal-inquiry-234.html) and
I personally like to watch the webcam from the National Zoo.
Those are great Lisa. I myself spent hours enjoying the Penguin Cam that was part of the Frozen Planet website. Alas, it is live no more, but you can still enjoy the archived footage.
This summer I liked checking on the BirdCams from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The have cameras following two Osprey nests, a Red-tail Hawk nest, and a Great Blue Heron nest. The feeds are live even though most of nests are now empty. I just checked and there are still young in the Osprey nest in Missoula. The website has lots of information about the birds and resources for incorporating the cams into your classroom.
My friends and I started a website that aggregates and streams all kinds of animal webcams. Just thought I'd share since it should give you a lot to choose from!
The website is here: Live Animals TV
Explore.com has some awesome webcams of all kinds of animals, including the beluga whale and salmon-catching brown bears! It's really relaxing to tune into this website because there's always something happening on one of the channels!