Archive for the ‘December 7, 2010’ Category
“Painting with hyperlinks…” to create a story. This resources provides a way to tie your research together through links and paths to organize ideas and thoughts into a cohesive learning map.
The last Space Shuttle launch has been delayed a couple months. This should give you time to check out the NASA myexploration site to see what kinds of experiments and projects they have in store for the last shuttle launch! Can you say, “C3Po or R2D2?”
The state of Arizona’s effort in improving student engagement in schools through professional development and teachers. This particular link is just one good example of some of the resources they have within their site.
Allows you to create a page that displays your YouTube, Vimeo, etc. video without all the other video links. It essentially isolates the video you are sharing on a separate web page. This is useful when sharing in class. You can create a shortened web address that can then be added to your Moodle site, blog, or web site. (However, still shows related videos in bottom margin of video at completion.)
This is a very painterly-like web based tool brought to you for free from the National Gallery of Art.
A free web based paint tool.
Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors. Whatever you’re into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels, you can find it all here.
May be a great place for middle school students to share their writing and get feedback beyond class. What do you think?
Create polls that can be embedded into your web or Moodle site. Free accounts available, 100 responses per month and up to ten questions per survey.
Ask Kids is a search engine designed exclusively for young people ages 6 to 12. It’s a free, safe, fun way for kids and their parents to quickly and easily research school topics like science, math, geography, language arts, and history in a search environment that’s safer and more age-appropriate than traditional, adult search engines.
More info here: http://sp.askkids.com/docs/askkids/index.shtml
Europeana is a digital library of 14 million objects from Europe’s
libraries, art-galleries etc. It contains books, maps, paintings,
newspapers, photographs, film fragments and music clips.
Europeana also allows you access to the embed code for many of the
objects and you can use them on your educational websites, Moodle,
InterroBang is set up like a game where students compete against other students to complete missions. Missions provide learning and experience based on real world problems. I love the idea and can see how this type of instructional strategy could be adopted and adapted to specific classroom needs beyond how it is used here.
Great early primary resource for web exploration.
A list of 25 web resources spotlighted by the American Association of School Librarians.