During September, I'll be participating in Vocalo's education radio programming which can be found online at Vocalo.org and in Chicago on 89.5 FM. I'll be featured every Friday at about 9 AM to give the quick scoop on cool web site finds for teachers and students. I'll be publishing those links here; for more fun sites to join my social bookmarking group at Diigo.
Links for September 4th:
Eduweb is a company that creates interactive online exhibits for educational and cultural institutions. Some of their work includes games for the Shedd Aquarium and the Brookfield Zoo. My personal favorites include Into the Book and The Artist's Toolkit.
2. Sumo Paint
Sumo Paint is a free online image editor. You can upload your own pictures or create images right from scratch using a variety of tools. It's very similar to Photoshop and might be helpful to schools that can't afford expensive software. You don't need an account to use this tool; just click on Open Paint to get started.
Links for September 11th:
Check out these primary source materials that you can save to your own collection. You can also make your own transcriptions!
Make your own posters and movies using multimedia from the National Archives.
A must read about this week's controversy and the implications for schools.
Add your memories of this date.
Links for September 18th:
WildEarth.TV provides live feeds to driving expeditions around a game preserve in South Africa. Learn about animals first hand by watching live and archived videos; ask questions and engage with others in the accompanying chat rooms.
Starting October 20, people can publish a variety of writing in this national repository of writing samples. This is a great place to have your students publish and to examine the writing of others. There are already over 50 groups in Illinois with registered galleries!
Links for September 25th:
Online field trips for kids to Jordan, South African and the United Kingdom.
This an online community that accompanies Project Explorer.
A site where teachers can connect and potentially collaborate on projects.
Ideas and resources for teachers using Google Apps.
Use these free tools in your school with your students. You can customize Google Apps to the needs of your school in a safe way.