Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
PBS Early Literacy Initiative Launches in January..In January PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will launch a five-year literacy initiative for preschoolers and young learners aimed at teachers, parents, and caregivers. Funded in part through a grant from the United States Department of Education, the multi-pronged initiative, dubbed "PBS Kids Raising Readers," will include a wide range of new tools and media, including television series, Web content, professional development, and a preschool curriculum, designed to develop literacy skills in kids aged 2 to 8.
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Are there any online tools or sites that you frequent which make your instructional day easier!
"Here are 28 word lists, ranging from very easy to challenging, presented as games. Each game takes players through four vocabulary-building drills, all with excellent audio reinforcement. This is an excellent site for EFL/ELL classes, although the graphics might be a bit too "young" for older students. However, it is a worthwhile individual activity for students needing extra practice."
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
An Excellent Example of a Classroom blog This one uses classblogmeister; but tumblr or jottit could also be used for ease of use
If you are still using the bookmarks feature of your web browser, know that there is a better way; this tutorial on using Del.icio.us.com is for you. Manage the many bookmarks you have and also share with colleagues
Del.icio.us in Plain English and More for those who want to take it to the next level.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Bubblr is an interactive application where you can create comic strips using flickr photos
Bubblr is an interactive application where you can create comic strips using flickr photos. It's an elegant app with many classroom applications as indicated by this blog post
ICT in the Classroom
One of the most versatile slideshow makers to showcase projects on the web! THE ONLY PREREQUISITE IS THAT ONE MUST UPLOAD PHOTOS TO FLICKR
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
This concert brings back memories. I put this on in my early teaching days..a huge success with parents as you can hear.
Springboard into technology ...Use a digital camera to photograph objects around the school that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Try creating a bubbleshare album of student pictures taken during a school walk about!