Check out this website for creative posters for the classroom as well as some for personal use. There is no registration fee and they may be downloaded for free. Below is a great poster for classrooms…”I am a Smart Reader.”
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
In case you have not heard, Google is finally on the verge of releasing their version of Social Networking. Google+ is still in the testing phase with only a limited number of invites. It is similar to Facebook, with many unique features that could steal Facebook users away in the future. Circles allow you to set up groups of friends, Hangout is online video chatting among circles, Sparks searches online news and events interesting to the user, and Huddle enables easy group chatting. Check it out to see the future of Social Networking according to Google. You can also be added to their list to receive updates and possibly be able to setup an account in the near future to assist with their testing. Click the link below to send your email address.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
A friend recently told me about Issuu, one of the many useful Web 2.0 tools out there. Issuu is a venue for posting documents in a format similar to Flipsnack. How is it different? You can post multiple documents in one location for quick and easy access. It is much like an online file sharing service, yet the documents are read-only and more visually-appealing. There are many possibilities for marketing. I am most interested in looking at this service from an education perspective, from the curriculum and planning stages to student publications. Below are two websites: one is Issuu’s website and the other is Issuu ideas in education.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
TITLEWAVE | Follett Library Resources
Monday, September 5, 2011
SnackTools | Free web apps & blog and website widgets
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Take a look at some of Oprah’s tips on how to get your children excited about reading. There are simple tips here, but one of my favorites is that our children should see us reading. It is difficult for them to take us seriously about the importance of reading if they always see us sitting in front of a television instead of immersed in a great book! Food for thought! :-)
Saturday, September 3, 2011
This is a website using one of our favorite characters, Garfield, to teach kids about basic life skills such as Self-esteem, Self-control, Peer Pressure and Diversity. There are also several media lessons I use when teaching Online Safety, CyberBullying, Fact vs. Opinion, and Forms of Media. This is a totally interactive experience for the kids and a great website to use with Smartboards. There are questions to follow most videos, as well.