Edmodo is a private microblogging platform developed for use in the classroom by teachers and students. Edmodo provides teachers and students the ability to share notes, links, and files to foster communication inside and outside of the classroom. Teachers also have the ability to post alerts, assignments, and events to share with their students.
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Geobebra is free software to help with students understanding of Algebra and Geometry. This software has been compared to the popular GeometerSketchpag. However, Geobebra is free!
Have you ever struggled to find a word that rhymes with another when working with students on poetry. This site may help. Typing the troublesome “un-rhymable” and option-clicking this word will bring up a collection of single and multiple syllable words that rhyme with the word you “option-clicked.” Sound too good to be true? Give it a try!
“A World of Online Children’s Books”
This site not only allows you to read and link to their picture books, they include the tools to create and share your own picture book! Ever wanted to be a childrens’ book author? Have a look at this site!
Lookybook is a site dedicated to picture books. They even let you embed their books into your web site:
If you’re looking to add some online literature to your classroom web site, this may be the ticket!
(click the eyeballs to view a larger version of the book)
Have you ever been searching for the perfect sound effect for a presentation or multimedia project?Â Well Soungle claims to be the simplest way to search and find sounds on the Internet.Â Give it a try!
Have you ever wanted to create your own font? If so, check this site out. Here you can use their free tool to create fonts and share them with the rest of the planet. There is also a huge collection of fonts others have created and shared on the site the you can dowload and use on your computer.
Lively is one of the Google lab projects focusing on the development of virtual environments. It is currenlty in beta and users can sign up and experience Google’s take on virtual environments. Visitors interact with one another through their digital avatars in a “cartoon” like environment.
This site offers up to 1GB of free online storage. You can get more storage, but there is a cost. This is one of many companies providing online storage space sometimes referred to as a digital locker.
This site being developed by Westly Fryer to give teachers and students a safe place to share local stories.Â It is very news, so development of the site is still in the beginning phase. However, if you want to get in on the “ground floor” and provide feedback as the site develops, give it a look!
Wordle is a toy for generating â€œword cloudsâ€ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
Cuil is a new search enging being developed by some of the original Google programmers.Â It still in beta but worth a look to see how they are attempting to improve on searching the Internet.
DarkStar Over San Francisco!
The above video demonstrates what is now possible with handycam video camera and some off the shelf video editing software. Here are some valuable resources with links to sites that may be helpful when teaching students information literacy skills.
Gary Stager is an educator/author that regularly appears in District Administrator magazine, among others. He also is a avid, or should that be rabid blogger Â and keeps his thoughts posted at:Â http://www.stager.org/blog/
In a recent post he replies to Dan Myers, and middle school math teacher that also blogsÂ (http://blog.mrmeyer.com/) about…what else, teaching math
Check out Gary’s post on resources to help teach geometry!
GettyImages is a content company that provides photos, videos, audio for publishers. They have designed this site in a manner that allows you to rearrange the content based on a mood or feeling. Some of it appears redundant, but it is an interesting way to provide multimedia content pieces and may spark an idea or two…