Sites for Kids to Publish Online

In response to a query from a teacher on behalf of her first grader who wants to ‘get into publishing,’ here are some links to online sites that encourage or allow students to publish their work online: Tips for children publishing on the Internet. | NetAlert – From the Australian …

Diet and Hyperactivity

As shared in Exchange Every Day, from Child Care Information Exchange, a new study reports a link between consuming food dyes and sodium benzoate, and hyperactivity in children. A UK study reported in Work & Family Life (November 2007; www.workandfamilylife.com) demonstrates the impact of food additives on children’s behavior. Researchers …

TRUCE Toy Guide Now Available

TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment) has released its 2008 Toy Action Guide, just in time for the holidays. In their own words, This guide is intended to help adults promote children’s creative and constructive play by making informed choices about toys, and by working with others at home, school, …

Excellent Blogging and Wiki Resources

Kathy Cassidy — Blogmeister An excellent model of blogging with younger students. Notice how the kids type their own posts and the adult ‘editor’ adds a readable translation. She also comments on the children’s writing, encouraging more. The class posts photos, videos and more. (tags: ages06-09 examples trldsites blogging) Classroom …

Give One, Get One starts today

Starting today (Nov 12-26, 2007), for $400, you can give – and get – one of the most unique laptop computers on the planet. One learning child. One connected child. One laptop at a time. The mission of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is to empower the children of developing …

10 ways to use your edublog to teach

From Edublogs themselves (the folks who host this blog and will host your education-oriented blog for free, too!), here are ten ways to-use your edublog to teach. From discussions to newsletters, sharing lessons, materials and assignments to posting events and dates, here are concrete ways a blog can enhance your …

Designing Web Sites for Users with Learning Difficulties

Juicy Studio offers this article on Developing sites for users with Cognitive disabilities and learning difficulties: When people think about accessibility of web content, there’s a tendency to concentrate on people with visual impairments. People with cognitive impairments and learning difficulties are often overlooked.This article by Roger Hudson, Russ Weakley, …

Homework Tips for Parents

I recently wrote a short article for parents on coping with their childrens’ homework struggles and demands – a topic near and dear to my heart as I sit across from my own 9 year old who’s struggling with his last assignment of the evening. The article is posted on …