Friday, March 14, 2008

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 03/14/08

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found interesting this week. As a teacher, I feel we have to keep up to date concerning research in our field and current issues in the education system. I hope some of these inspire you, inform you, and even have you asking questions. Thank you for coming by and visiting!

School Tube – according to the site: “SchoolTube is available in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and US schools located across the world. SchoolTube’s mission is to educate and empower students and educators in safe, effective video production and online video sharing. SchoolTube is the only internet video publisher for teachers and students that combines dynamic curriculum and community outreach programs. All videos must be approved by registered teachers, follow local school guidelines, and adhere to our high standards.”

TeacherTube – according to the site: TeacherTube officially launched on March 6, 2007. Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.

Brain Pop – animated educational site for kids

Digital Media & Learning Award Recipients - The following projects are recipients of the inaugural digital media and learning competition. The open competition provided funding from $30,000 - $238,000 for promising innovations in the use of digital media for learning.

Scratch - Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.”


M-Dawg said...

I checked out the Brain Pop - they quizzes were addictive! :-)

loonyhiker said...

Glad you enjoyed them!Nothing like a good brain exercise to get you going! LOL