Archive for the ‘April 2, 2009’ Category

SumoPaint

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

sumopaintlabel

http://www.sumopaint.com

…or start painting now at: http://www.sumopaint.com/app

SumoPaint is a free, browser based, web application that mimics some of the capabilities of painting software that cost hundreds of dollars. It is also a social network  of artists and illustrators who are creating work, sharing, and remixing.

See if this gets your attention? (Don Tapscott’s intro on his book, Grown Up Digital)

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Don Tapscott’s new book, Grown Up Digital …

All About Explorers

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

all-about-explorers

http://allaboutexplorers.com

A nice collections of lessons focusing on information literacy, using the Internet for research, and evaluating those resources for validity.

Mapskip

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

mapskip

http://www.mapskip.com

Mapskip allows students to integrate Google Maps, and multimedia with stories they write. These stories are then posted to the Mapskill site and can be shared with others or just the class. When you sign up for an account, be sure you mark the box that you are a teachers and your account will be upgraded so that you can create and manage your student accounts. Restrictions can be placed on all student accounts to protect confidentiallity and you can limit interactions to just those between  students in your class.

Joe’s Non-Netbook vs. The Internet

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

http://www.davidbill.org/2009/04/01/joes-non-netbook-vs-the-internet/

I came across David Bill’s blog and found this post he wrote about Jeff Richardson’s blog and a post he did titled, Textbooks…Are they old-school?

As we have started to deploy Asus EeePC Netbooks, I thought the student video, “Joe’s Non-Netbook vs. The Internet, ” was good food for thought.

It’s a short video, and David makes some interesting points on his blog about textbooks and netbooks….

Shelfari

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

shelfari

http://www.shelfari.com

This is a great resource for bibliophiles! It is a social network for people who love reading and books. It’s also a great tool to keep track of things you want to read, are reading, or plan to read.  I can’t wait until they come out with an iPhone app version!

RemixAmerica

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

remixamerica

http://remixamerica.org

This site allows users to use video resources uploaded by others and then to remix them into a new video adding there own soundtracks and narration.

Here’s how they describe themselves…”RemixAmerica.org is a multi-partisan, non-profit website that uses digital technology to give everyone the chance to own the words, the music, the images and sounds of America in digital form; to remix those expressions and ideas with their own; and to send the products of our community’s creativity out to the world… where others will come back to us and start it all over again…”

StoryTron

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

storytron

http://www.storytron.com

This site describes itself as a site that allows visitors to participate in interactive storytelling. The reader actually becomes a character in the story and the story is then influenced by the reader.  You have the opportunity to participate in stories that others have written , or you can develop your own. They recommend that new visitors should participate in the story, Balance of Power: 21st Century.

MobyGratis

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

filmmusicbymoby

moby-gratis1http://www.mobygratis.com/film-music.html

This site contains recordings by the musician Moby. He has posted arrangements that others can use in projects that are non-commercial in nature. There is a nice collection with a variety of themes, tempos, and moods. You, or your students, might just find the right sound track for your next masterpiece!

Geospatial Revolution Project

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

geospatialrevolution1

http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/index.html

This might be a site to bookmark and visit every once in a while and see how the project progresses. Penn State Public Broadcasting is developing this project to help the public and educators explore geospatial issues and technology.

Open ClipArt

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

openclipart

http://openclipart.org

“This project aims to create an archive of clip art that can be used for free for any use.

All graphics submitted to the project should be placed into the Public Domain according to the statement by the Creative Commons. If you’d like to help out, please join the mailing list. Also, browse the archives to review the project’s history.”

Poptropica

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

poptropica

http://www.poptropica.com

For some reason the name of this site makes me think of advertising for snack foods…but this site is actually being developed by Pearsons Education.  Hmmm…? More “writing on the walls?”  This site is being advertised as a virtual environment for children where they can safely customize, socialize, and play online games. The video below appears to just highlight its game aspects, but it will give you a little idea of their tool.