Friday, July 31, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 7/31/09

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my Personal Learning Network (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!

Educational Wikis – articles and resources

We Make Stories – “This is a world full of stories where YOU are the Storymaker and can choose all sorts of ways to tell your tale. Here you can create your own story, share it with friends and visit the gallery to see what other Storymakers have made.”

Be Funky – “Be Funky Photo Effects allow everyday people to easily create photographically rich and artistic results from their digital images without the need for any technical knowledge.”

Smarty Games – “… carefully selected interactive learning games that will help young children develop their creativity, visualization, problem-solving skills, math skills and the curiosity for knowledge that will help them to be successful with today's elementary school curriculum.”

Slangman’s World – TV show coming in the fall; “Slangman's World, currently airing on the American Forces Network (AFN) in 175 countries, introduces young children to foreign languages and cultures through music, animation, and magic. Slangman, the show's host, is a fun-loving wizard and inventor who lives in a house high on a cloud. His best friend, Wordy, is a young language dictionary on a quest to fill up his pages with words from around the world so he can earn his place in the Great Hall of Books. The purpose of Slangman's World is not just to teach children a few words in a new language, but to inspire them to want to learn more about the people, languages, and cultures around the world.”

Original image: 'Veere: tools' by: Ard Hesselink

1 comment:

Billie's Mummy said...

Great sites! Thanks for sharing :-)