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

Marco Polo is now Thinkfinity.org – excellent educational resources

Thinkfinity.org, formerly Marco Polo, is home to an amazing consortium of web resources for education: ArtsEdge – for arts integration, from the Kennedy Center EconEdLink – economics EdSiteMent – humanities, from the National Endowment for Humanities Illuminations – math, from NCTM Read-Write-Think – literacy from NCTE Science NetLinks – science …

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 …

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 …

TRLD 2008 – Call for Speakers Extended to 6/15

Technology, Reading and Learning Diversity is an excellent, focused conference hosted in San Francisco, CA, Jan. 24-26, 2008. If you would like to attend and be a presenter, the call for speakers has been extended to June 15, 2006. I’ve presented at TRLD since 1995. Contact me if you’d like …

Wikijunior develops online kids’ books for free

WikiBooks, whose motto is “Think free. Learn free.” has a special section called Wikijunior, a project aimed at producing full-color booklets for kids 8-11.  The books are being developed and offered online (and some in pdf format).  Some books may also go into print.  One of the current complete titles …

Vocab Grapher: a graphical and auditory dictionary

Think universal design for dictionaries. The Vocab Grapher not only speaks words, it provides a graphical representation of synonyms, antonyms and other related words, using color-coded mind maps.

Edison Times 3rd Edition Now Online

The Edison Times, published by my afterschool group of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, now has pdf’s of its third edition online. http://schools.4j.lane.edu/edison/students.htm

Learning Through Listening

Learning Through Listeningfrom Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic offers information, tips and strategies for promoting listening skills and using audio materials for learning. The purpose of this site is to provide quick access to lessons and information that focuses on developing listening skills and meeting the needs of diverse …