Biology of Plants

Biology of Plants provides students with a clear, accurate introduction to plants as living things, plant growth, plant parts, making food, pollination, seed dispersal and adaptations.

Artcyclopedia – Fine Art Search Engine

Art cyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine - Search or browse by artist, work or museum. 8,700 artists, 2,600 art sites, over 100,000 links! Also, Art News, masterpieces and more. This seems like a great resource for students of all ages.

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 government, a helpful set of safety and design tips for any students who would like to publish their...

Learn a Foreign Language Online – for free!

  Mango Languages - HomeMango beta is an online language learning system freely available to everyone. Learn at your own pace with a suite of features that make language learning more engaging and fun. (tags: multilingual free cooltools tutorials language/foreignlang)

Skitching again…

I've written about Skitch before, but now that I've been using it a while, I have to put it out there again as one of my must-have's. Why? It's fun, it's good looking, it's easy and above all, it's several practical tools built into one. Screen Capture - grab a window, the whole screen or anything you can frame or drag across. You can even do a 'timed...

SchwabLearning and Sparktop to Close

Two of my favorite sites for families struggling with learning disabilities are closing. On September 21, Charles and Helen Schwab announced they will no longer maintain operation of their web sites, SchwabLearning.org and Sparktop.org. Instead they will focus on selective grant-making to other organizations. I am grateful for the wonderful work that the Schwabs have done and their contributions toward greater understanding of and success for students with...

My Student Publishing Program

In 2006, I created an after school multimedia publishing program to fend off my growing sense that schools have become overly and obsessively focused on standards - getting all the kids to do the same things in the same ways at the same rate. Ugh! In my program, kids learn to take responsibility for their talents and strengths by exploring, stretching and sharing what they're passionate about or...

Draw (splatter!) like Jackson Pollock

Draw like Jackson Pollock! This is a place for FUN... simply move your pointer and the virtual paint splatters. Click the heart to change colors. Then when you're done, learn more about Jackson Pollock at The WebMuseum, Paris. Image uploaded with Skitch!

Announcing The Web Catcher – my new blog!

I've started a new blog especially designed to record the best educational web sites I find for kids, called The Web Catcher. Check it out! Then don't hesitate to leave a comment about YOUR favorite web sites!

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