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 learners. The content on this site has either been written by educators or reviewed by educators for its practicality...

The Internet Archive

http://www.archive.org/index.phpThe 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 for streaming and/or download.

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 school children in 900,000 classrooms each year. Through the BOOK IT! Beginners program (which runs this year from March...

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 not about designing words or even visual symbols for people to interpret," she says in the video. "It...

David Warlick on Web 2.0

Harnessing the New Shape of InformationI 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 to figure out the 2-way aspects of it - mainly because I haven't really pushed my blog much.  It's...

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 mind, where the teacher can evaluate, comment on, and finally publish students' blog articles in a controlled environment."

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 web sites or Inspiration software.  Suitable for grades 4 or 5 and up.www.bham.wednet.edu/bio/biomaker.htmpowered by performancing firefox

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