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 …

Amanda Bragg, Living with Autism in a World Made for Others

Amanda Bragg is a young woman with autism who’s found an amazing way to express for us how she thinks. She’s posted a video on YouTube and has been featured on CNN. Definitely worth reading the story and viewing her video and the CNN report about her. “My language is …

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 …

Send a Picture Symbol Card or Animation

Mayer-Johnson has a free, fun, simple e-card tool you can use to send a picture symbol card to a friend via the web (and e-mail).  Click a category, choose an image, add names, e-mails and a short message and send! Try it! powered by performancing firefox

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 …

Play ‘FakeOut!’ – Online Fictionary for Kids

Education Place offers kids in K-8 a chance to participate in Fake Out! by (1) guessing the correct definition for a word, and (2) submitting their own fake definitions for use in later games of Fake Out! The web site tracks how many people vote for each definition. www.eduplace.com/fakeout/index.html powered …

Clip Art for Language Learning

UVic’s Language Teaching Clipart Library This library consists of about 3000 images which we hope will be useful in the teaching of basic vocabulary in a variety of languages. The characters and objects depicted are as culturally neutral as we could make them. This is not a huge resource of …

Read-Write-Think.org

Read-Write-Think offers several free online tools to promote student writing – an acrostic poem, an alphabet organizer, animal inquiry, bio cube, book cover creator, book cover guide, … all the way down to Word Movers and a Word Wizard. powered by performancing firefox