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!

“Scratch” – Imagine, program, share

I just stumbled across this web site and have GOT to make the time to figure it out.  Looks like a cool drag-and-drop animation/programming tool in web 2.0. As they say, Snap together blocks… to create stories, games and animations… and share your creations on the web. Very cool.http://scratch.mit.edu/

Make Your Own Comix!

Just in from the MadATer… Make your own comic at makebeliefcomix.com. What a great way for kids (or adults) to dip into creating comic strips – for fun, for social stories, and more. I especially like the tips that pop up on the bottom.

Meet Peter Reynolds… again!

I keep coming across one of my favorite children’s authors & illustrators Peter Reynolds again and again. I first found him at the TRLD conference in San Francisco, in 2000. He was there to promote his software, but I convinced him (it wasn’t hard) to sign a copy of The …

ArtThink from SFMOMA

ArtThink is the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s curriculum site, which provides theme-based activities in visual arts, language arts, history and social studies. ArtThink includes a glossary, online lessons, special features, tools and games. http://sfmoma.org/artthink/default.asp

Free Teaching Tools from 4Teachers.org

4Teachers.org… works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering online tools and resources. Locate and create ready-to-use web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars, and tools for student use.       QuizStar       RubiStar       Arcademic Skill Builders       PersuadeStar …

Read Along, Read Aloud

SchwabLearning.org and Don Johnston Inc. have launched a summer read-a-long with a Start-to-Finish rewrite of Tom Sawyer, including both pdf’s of the book and MP3 audio files. In addition, they are offering a 20% discount on select Start-to-Finish books, and a sweepstakes for a collection of adventure titles from Start-to-Finish …

New “Learning is Fun” Blog!

I have a new blog for kids called Learning is Fun! The goal of this blog is to connect kids to cool activities, both on and off the computer. Check it out. http://learningisfun.edublogs.org/

826 Anywhere, for Writing

Crazy beginnings can give birth to wonderful results. A humble door front at 826 Valencia Street in San Francisco takes you into a wild pirate-themed store. Step beyond the store and you find where the real magic begins in this free afterschool drop-in writing and tutoring center. 826 Valencia also …