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 …

The Internet Archive

http://www.archive.org/index.php The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. By the way, the Internet Archive even includes a catalog of live Grateful Dead concerts …

By-pass Pizza Hut’s BOOK-IT Program

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood writes: As part of our ongoing effort to counter commercialism in schools, CCFC is encouraging parents and educators to stop schools from using Pizza Hut BOOK IT! programs.  BOOK IT! is one of corporate America’s most insidious school-based brand promotions. It reaches 22 million …

David Warlick on Web 2.0

Harnessing the New Shape of Information I am sitting in a presentation by David Warlick for TRLD 2007 in San Francisco. I’ve heard him talk about millennial children, and now I’m here to learn more about Web 2.0…  I’ve been blogging for a few months now, but I’m still trying …

Class Blogmeister

Class Blogmeister, from the Landmark Project, is designed especially for schools, students and teachers. “ There are many freely available tools that facilitate blogging, but none seem especially suited for the classroom. That is the reason for BlogMeister. This online blogging tool is explicitly designed with teachers and students in …

The Biography Maker

The Biography Maker (from Bellingham Public Schools) walks students through the steps of writing a biography: 1. questioning  2: learning  3: Synthesis  4: Story-telling  5: Six Traits of Effective writing. The site uses guided questions and simple examples, along with suggestions (but not requirements) for using technology tools such as …