Free Rice

Free Rice (link to site) This free-to-use website can help children study topics such as vocabulary and multiplication tables by answering multiple choice questions. While there are many sites like this, Free Rice provides students with extra motivation to get correct answers.  For each correct answer, a small amount of rice is donated to help feed people in developing […]

Free Rice

Free Rice (link to site) This free-to-use website can help children study topics such as vocabulary and multiplication tables by answering multiple choice questions. While there are many sites like this, Free Rice provides students with extra motivation to get correct answers.  For each correct answer, a small amount of rice is donated to help feed people in developing […]

Ten Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop

10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop (link to site) Here’s a list and quick review of ten web-based programs that can be used to edit digital images. I’m a big fan of Picnik but I’m looking for a program that does a better job with red eye. Anyone have a favorite? (delicious tags: free K12 highered […]

Ten Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop

10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop (link to site) Here’s a list and quick review of ten web-based programs that can be used to edit digital images. I’m a big fan of Picnik but I’m looking for a program that does a better job with red eye. Anyone have a favorite? (delicious tags: free K12 highered […]

Taking a “lit trip” with Google Maps

http://www.googlelittrips.org/ Here’s a link to an interesting mashup idea where great literature is combined with Google Maps to provide students with a reading road-trip. The site contains resources for both K-12 and Higher Ed. (delicious tags: K12 Education free higher_education literacy literature maps online reading Resources teaching Technology web2.0)

Rethinking Computers in the Classroom

Rethinking Computers in the Classroom (article) This article discusses some of the benefits and challenges of President-elect Obama’s plan to add more technology to classrooms. I’m not seeing anything especially new here.  From what I read we still have the same issues of funding and lack of training.  The only effective funding plan is permanent dollars, […]

Students as podcasters

Listening to Themselves: Podcasting Takes Lessons Beyond the Classroom | Edutopia Here’s an article describing one teacher’s experience with having students create podcasts.  The teacher found that when students podcast they increase their knowledge of the subject they are covering. He also  said creating podcasts improved students’ ability to communicate ideas about a topic. (delicious tags: Education […]

Mahara – New ePortfolio solution

  Mahara – open source ePortfolio solution Here’s an interesting Web 2.0 ePortfolio solution from New Zealand. A quick review leads me to believe that it makes most of the current American portfolio solutions look outdated and expensive. Mahara provides an environment where student autonomy and learning in community can coexist. (delicious tags: eportfolio learning […]