OK, I know that when I started out with this series of blog posts I was just going to post 10 lesson ideas that could be used teach the Winter Olympics. But I thought I would just flag up this old favorite of mine. Using the Microsoft Bing Starter Page.
The great thing about the Microsoft Bing start page is that every day you have a new powerful image that can be used as a basis for a classroom discussion. At the moment all of the images are to do with the Olympics - yesterday for example was snowboarding.
The other nice thing about the Microsoft Bing Start Page is that it always has at least three 'hot spots' hidden within it that either asks questions about the photograph (creating a simple interactive mystery) or linking to other trusted content that will tell you more about the image or place. One of the hot-spots from today's image is shown below.
Off course its not just the Bing home page that has a very strong Olympic theme. the Google Logo over the last few days has also been full of Olympic Winter Sports.
Here is the Google Logo version of snowboarding:
And my personal favorite so far the curling logo:
A nice classroom activity might be to get your class to design their own Google logo but including their favorite Winter Olympic Sport?