Friday, January 23, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 01/23/09

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my PLN. 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!

International Children’s Digital Library – “The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is to excite and inspire the world's children to become members of the global community – children who understand the value of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online.”

SnapYap – “is a video communication tool that allows you to participate in live video calls, record video messages, and send and receive video emails with absolutely no downloads. Designed to be as straightforward as possible, the applications on make video technology available to anyone with a webcam and an internet connection.” I haven’t used this yet, but it says it requires no download which appeals to me.

Automotivator – “AutoMotivator is for making motivational posters or parody demotivational posters. You choose the picture, colors, and text, and we make your poster.”

100+Resources for Teaching Without Textbooks – “list of over 100 different resources — including websites, iPod lectures and field trips — that will encourage you to toss out your textbooks.”

Original image: 'Wrenching' by: Sara

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