Thursday, January 31, 2008

The StainedGlass Collage website allows you to create collages reminiscent of stained glass windows from your digital photos.

If students are to use this tool adult help or computer buddies may be needed to assist younger students! Stained Glass Collage is the starting point! Very intuitive and creative.
The StainedGlass Collage Layout Applet allows you to easily modify your collage, changing the included photos, their size, position, and other aspects. Only a portion of each of your photos will be visible in the collage.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Showcase your students activities! Tried and tested! This is a stained glass format. Collage Presentation

Kinder Resources I did stumble upon this set of resources while checking out the history of my site in delicious

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Includes articles, activities, and links for kids. From the producers of the science radio program Earth and Sky. Some deas from the site include ~
1. Play Earth & Sky at the beginning of a class, to create a special science moment before class begins.

2. On Earth & Sky radio shows that answer specific questions, play only the question … and ask kids to think about the answer. Then play the whole radio show, with both the question and answer, before class ends.

3. At computer time in the classroom, let your students explore our Kids section. They’ll find accurate, informative radio shows and articles from the world of science … some for big kids, and some for littler kids … and some made by kids like themselves!

Don’t forget! You can explore our site by the categories listed at right. Or use the search button to find shows relating to almost any science theme.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A digital camera and some kndergarten authors. Upload you video to Teachertube! The code is provided to embed in your blog.

Monday, January 21, 2008

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Courtesy: Spell with Flickr:

Sunday, January 20, 2008

I’ve fallen in love. This Online to-do list application is the ideal task management tool! It’s called Remember The Milk

I can think of some classroom uses for this site CuePrompter is a free teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter -no extra software needed. Paste text into the web form and adjust the the text size and scroll speed. The Online Teleprompter for Grades 2 to 12
"This handy online tool makes any computer screen into a "teleprompter" (scrolling screen with the text YOU paste in). No membership or log in is required. Just open the site and copy/paste in the text from a word doc (or type it in, but there is no way to SAVE it on the site). We recommend keeping your text ready-to-copy/paste and saved in another program. Set the font size and screen size to large or small. When you are ready to "speak," click the "start prompter" button. The speed controls are at the top of the screen. Remember that F11 will make any web page full screen without menus and toolbars. If you are fortunate enough to have a rear projection screen, the text can even be reversed. Anyone who wants scrolling text can just paste and go. The maximum text length is 2000 characters, but you could always have a second window ready and switch mid-speech. See System Requirements if you cannot get it to work. 8986

In the Classroom:
Why bother with this one? Lots of reasons! Once they see it, your students are sure to come up with more, but here is a start: Try making a sample dialog for students to follow out loud as your project it in a foreign language or ESL/ELL class. Be sure to write in script format so they know who is speaking! Or share this tool with students who need help getting their nose out of their notes in presenting speeches. They can run it on a laptop only they can see and look out at the audience past the prompter. The comfort of having their text right there will ease many butterflies.

An alternate use: build reading fluency by having students read aloud from this tech-tool. They will be FAR more motivated to read up to speed! Speech clinicians may want to try it for articulation practice, as well."

Courtesy Teachersfirst

Worth checking out for daily sites. Andrew's blogroll is worth a daily look!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

No time to set up you own classroom web site!! I stumbled upon a great ready made site for students. Grade levels and curriculum areas are designated. This would be a wonderul home/school connection. This is a handy resource for the busy teacher.

Interactive Student sites

Choose your page from Grades 1 to 5

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Amazing how this little baby is learning to manipulate text at the same time as he is learning to speak. Is this baby involved in a literacy event I wonder? There is a lot of talk going on around the literacy event, and this is certainly a social event we see here.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

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Laura has opened up her filing cabinet for sharing. Just one example worth clicking!!

9 year old Adora talks about her experience as a writer. She may provide inspiration for your writers in your classroom.

Her teacher tube videos can be a warmup to your creative writing or writer wrorkshop classes.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Slideoo Launches Tool for Creating Flickr Slideshows

To create a slideshow simply visit Slideoo and enter a Flickr username to harvest images. After customizing the slideshow width, image size, and number of pictures, Slideoo quickly compiles the images into a scrollable format. Finally, quickpost or embed code into the platform of your choice

et voila

It requires a Flickr account at the moment.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Another fine example of a Kindergarten blog!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Using the horizontal slide show maker using photos from Flickr

Requires an account on Flickr. Can use total photostream or photo sets

Thursday, January 03, 2008

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Create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash!
Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! Create activities such as quizzes & diagrams, which you can save & share as web pages.

Classtools use is only limited by you and your students imagination and creativity!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Free online materials could save schools billions! "A K-2 teacher at Achievement First Bushwick Elementary Charter School in Brooklyn, N.Y., Deutsch, 28, has been using, a reading instruction program that allows him to download, copy and share lessons with colleagues."

Teachers can go to the Free-Reading website to watch short videos of teachers and students taking part in actual lessons.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Classroom 2.0 offers a best of 2007 for educators. I plan to explore these recommendations early in the new year.