Combining Cool Tools

Okay, so now I’m blending Google Doc’s new online presentation software with Plasq’s cool and easy screenshot/annotating/uploading tool called Skitch. I think this has potential. The image is everything, because you write your step-by-step instructions right on it. Both students and teachers could use Skitch to create, snap or import …

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.

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

Links to Helpful Math Web Sites

You can find more excellent math activities, printables and other resources by accessing my del.icio.us math links: Interactive Math Sites Math-related Printables More Math Resources

Digital Pen and Paper near $200

Apparently, with a Livescribe smartpen and paper, you can: Listen to your class lecture by just tapping on your handwritten notes. View & listen to your notes on your PC and search by keyword. Email your written & audio notes to your classmates or study group. Translate a word or …

A “Math Toolbox” in Every Home (& Classroom)

The whimsical Math Cats web site offers tips and instructions for making and using your own “Math Toolbox” of free or low-cost math manipulatives, including * Base Ten blocks * Cuisenaire rods * pattern blocks * tangrams * multiplication grid * egg carton math and more…

Templates for Handmade Manipulatives

Make your own pattern blocks and base-ten blocks using these printable pages www.frontiernet.net/~mmankus/Handson/manipulatives.htm#bd10

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 …