Students work in teams to create home pages or small Web sites based on themes related to a recent history or social studies lessons.
Sites to See
Larry Ferlazzo's Best Tech Tools
From Larry Ferlazzo's Learning Tools Compendium come his picks for the top ten learning tools of 2009.
Back-to-school takes center stage on this traceable August calendar.
Podcasts Promote Reading
Librarian Malissia Bell has challenged students to create 500 podcasts describing their favorite books. Even parents and visitors are encouraged to record a review to add to the collection, which students use to identify great reads.
Teach Jeff Corwin Spanish
Chris Craft's sixth graders use video productions to teach Spanish vocabulary.
Miguel Guhlin: The IT Crowd
Five Essential Tech Tools for Campus Administrators
As an administrator who uses technology in K-12 settings, I like the idea of using technology to R.E.A.C.H. out to parents and create opportunities for learning and dialogue.
Doug Johnson: Tech Proof
The Well-Wired Classroom
My first classroom had a chalkboard and I could check out an overhead projector, filmstrip projector, or 16mm projector from the library. Compare that to today's "smart" classrooms...
Brenda Dyck: Brenda's Blog
Is Their Work Really Their Work?
It's [the teacher's] job to make sure that the student work they're assessing is indeed the student's work. Anything less turns education into a charade...
From the Math Machine
Time to Move is a fun Web site for teaching measurement and sorting. (Grades 1-2)
From the Science Machine
Use Energy Vampires to explore the topics of energy and electricity. (Grades 2-6)
From the Reading Machine
I Spy City reinforces vocabulary. (Grades K-4)
Check out this week's site reviews:
Planning Kid2Kid Videoconferencing Projects
A booklet on videoconferencing ideas from a Michigan school district.
Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology
Offering research-based answers to critical questions.
Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Age
Copyrights and copy wrongs for middle and high school.
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