EarthCam offers a plethora of live streaming webcams from locations around the globe. View live footage, aerial photographs, and panoramic views from several national locations, including Ground Zero, Wrigley Field, or Times Square. Or, go international with webcams from Mexico, Japan, Russia, or even Iceland! This would be great for a descriptive writing prompt, a study in setting, or a cross-curricular project to accompany a social studies lesson. For a list of webcams in the United States and abroad, visit:http://www.earthcam.com/network/
Jessica Pilgreen is a high school English teacher, a Piasa Bluffs Writing Project fellow, and a technology enthusiast. The main purpose of this blog is to help her keep track of all of the fabulous tools out there that she has encountered, but if she can help a few others along the way, that's good, too.