BookBox Downloadable Flash Stories

Have you seen Book Box? http://www.bookbox.com I just came across this web site recently - have no idea if it will be helpful or not, but the downloadable Flash stories are digitally narrated with simple animation and streaming text across the bottom - you see whole phrases, and the letters go from white to red as the words are spoken (called 'SLS' - same language subtitling). It may...

Some Keyboarding Sites…

This web site has tons of keyboarding links: http://www.computerlab.kids.new.net/keyboarding.htm This BBC site is pretty good, especially after you get through the slower first part: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/flash/stage1.shtml Most of the keyboarding programs teach home row - ASDF JKL:  The Herzog method teaches in ABC order - http://www.herzogkeyboarding.com

Digital Storytelling Resources

Some digital storytelling resources... Center for Digital Storytelling (Berkeley, CA) http://www.storycenter.org/ KQED Digital Storytelling Initiative http://www.dsi.kqed.org/ BubbleShare - lets you post photos w/ audio comments http://www.bubbleshare.com/

Free Searchable Symbols for Curriculum and Communication

Slater Software (http://www.slatersoftware.com) very kindly offers a search window on their home page (and a Mac OS X 'widget') that lets you search their site for symbols that 'may be freely used for non-commercial projects.'  They (like a lot of other vendors) also have a page of free stuff for educators and families that use their symbols.

Free Graph Paper Maker

For all low-tech lovers, Just stumbled across this free, online graph paper maker - makes pdf's of graph paper according to the parameters you choose - size, color, line weight and layout. You can choose squares, dots, triangles, hexagons, diamonds, horizontal lines with light verticals, and even 'axiometric perspective' (I had to ask, too.) If you scroll down further, you can also generate number lines, Cornell Note taking...

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