Friday, January 30, 2009

Historic Tale

Historical Tale Construction is the perfect site for kids to create a Historical/Ancient/Indian Tale. Check it out and upload a story to your wiki for fun. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lego My Office

If you have visited my office lately, you have probably seen the mess in the corner. My boys love building with legos both in my office and online. What a neat way to learn. Check out teacherstone as a lego piece...we had fun creating our lego people! You can even buy them online.

Newspaper Generator

What a cool widget!!! It is very quick and easy to use. Have your students create a newspaper story on a science experiment, historical event, a famous person, events around school...just about anything you would want them to write about. After they write their article, just download and you can embed your image into your wiki. Have fun!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Dimdim Open Source Web Conferencing

We’ve all been in the situation where we are in an online meeting and we want to share something with the other participants and couldn’t. (Actually, I have been looking at Elluminate software to use with my teachers for webinars....). I came across Dimdim surfing the web and I am going to test run it with a few colleagues. I will let you know the results soon...please feel free to comment.
Dimdim is a service that lets everyone everywhere communicate using rich media in real time. 20 particiapants for free. Dimdim’s mission is “to enable web collaboration for everyone. We believe that we can improve the world by providing easy, open and affordable collaboration software that anyone can use.”

FETC 2009

Getting ready for FETC 2009. This year I was able to bring along 7 teachers from my two elementary schools... more will be posted here soon. Teachers will be using a shared Google Docs....all notes will be posted for you guys. Click here to read about our trip.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Grammar Ninja

I came across this site in my Diigo Groups...thanks to Pat Hensley!

Grammar Ninja is really simple. Choose a level (there are 3 different levels) of difficulty and then start answering questions!

Grammar Ninja can be used as a quick assessment tool...a score is given at the end of each mission. This would also be a perfect whole group lesson on the Smartboard (in the lab or using your Lightsmith) before you begin your next step. Enjoy?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Picture Trail

Picture Trail is a lot like Today, we created some nice slideshows. Actually, I think I like picture trail better than Picture trail has a lot more in the slideshow gallery.

Technology being used to foster the love of READING or READING fostering online communities?

" Information Literacy and Visual Literacy"

The 39 Clues, is a series of books published by Scholastic that combines a cool adventure story with an amazing interactive website and more.
Create an account, answer some questions to determine your ‘family’ to play the game. Your family is chosen based on your answers. You have to read the books to find clues and solve the puzzle, using your reasoning and resarching skills the entire time. My son just started book one....we will see how it goes from here. Feel free to test this site and let me know how it works for you.


I have not actually played with Vimeo but I saw some student created movies on one of my teachers' wiki. Just thought this would be another option.


Add your voice to photos of your family and friends, politicians, celebrities, animals... whatever! Just choose a mouth, record your voice, and you're done! We created a few of these today....check-out StoryBlender and see what you think.


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