Archive for February, 2012

Roy The Zebra

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments 

The Roy The Zebra Guided Reading Story is a delightful nine part tale about Roy’s daring escape from the worst zoo in the world and his search for his herd. The story comes complete with Literacy worksheets, before reading discussion sheets, and after reading discussion sheets

Roy The Zebra contains a huge amount, including fun interactive reading games that can be used on your interactive whiteboard or computers.

The games focus on aspects of teaching early literacy and are thoroughly engaging for younger children.

Some of the games are available for free, and come with a lesson plan that gives practical step-by-step guidance on how to use the games in the classroom. The lesson plans are full of literacy resources that can be used independently, or follow Roy’s tail/tale too.

Canvastic

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments 

Canvastic is a very simple art package that can be used online. That’s it.

Acapela TV

| February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments 

AcapelaTV can be good as an incentive to more reluctant writers and encourage them to experiment with speech marks, spelling, etc It is great fun too!

Paul E Glott even attempts different languages.

(The site is supported by advertising).

MoOM – The Museum of online museums

| February 26, 2012 | 0 Comments 

MoOM is the Museum of Online Museums. It contains curated links  to online collections and exhibits from museums and galleries around the globe, covering a vast array of interests and magnificent obsessions.

On the MoOM main page you, will find the current exhibitions. The main collection is in the center column, divided into three subsections.

The Museum Campus contains links to brick-and-mortar museums with an interesting online presence. Most of these sites will have multiple exhibits from their collections (or, in the case of the Smithsonian, displays of items not on display in the Washington museum itself).

The Permanent Collection displays links to exhibits of particular interest to design and advertising.

Galleries, Exhibition, and Shows is an eclectic and ever-changing list of interesting links to collections and galleries.

A massive collection of resources to fire up any classroom. Happy exploring.

What do you love?

| February 25, 2012 | 0 Comments 

What Do You Love is a simple search box, similar to the one on Google’s homepage, but it finds results from more than 20 different Google services, including Maps, Google Translate, YouTube, Trends, and Groups.

Expand each section by clicking on the icon in the lower right corner. If you need even more results, you can always click the button in the upper right corner of the box and go directly to the chosen tool.

In a search for Mumbai, where we are at the moment, we get to find lots of sections of information in different formats.

If nothing else, What Do You Love is a reminder of some of the tools that Google has to offer. There are “other ways of searching”.

What Do YOU Love?

ASB Unplugged, Mumbai, India – Creativity Workshop II

| February 25, 2012 | 8 Comments 

Another joyous session at ASB Unplugged, Mumbai, India. Our workshops have been titled Creativity.

Thank you all for a joyous morning, full of shared laughter and learning… and that to-be-considered C word.

What does “creativity” actually mean? Suggestions included ‘you think of solutions out of the ordinary’, ‘to do ordinary in a different way from the usual’, ‘knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do’. Continue Reading

Collaborize Classroom

| February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments 

Collaborize Classroom is an easy-to-use online learning platform. Register & launch a free site in less than 5 minutes. A safe & password-protected learning community for you & your students. Take a poll, hold a debate, post a practice test or let your students support their arguments.

A great way to launch student-driven projects and challenge-based learning.Bring the best resources from the Internet into your online classroom by attaching pictures, videos, PDF or Microsoft Office documents.

Gain instant access to a vast and growing collection of teacher-designed lessons,create topics, lessons and assignments that you can share with other educators worldwide, and download peer-reviewed topic-based lessons with just one click.

For a free resource, Collaborize Classroom has potential.

ASB Unplugged, Mumbai, India – Creativity Workshop

| February 24, 2012 | 18 Comments 

Back at the ASB Un Plugged event organised by The American School in Mumbai, and the chance to explore with about fifty teachers from schools around the world, in a creativity workshop entitled Motivating and inspiring even the most reluctant learners. Continue Reading

Exploring Mumbai II

| February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments 

Easy Prompter

| February 23, 2012 | 2 Comments 

Easy Prompter is a FREE, full-featured, and easy to use teleprompter, for online and offline use!

Like Cue Prompter.com Easy Prompter is powerful because you can adjust font size, vary the speed, check the time that has elapsed, control and operate the prompter through keyboard and mouse controls (start/pause, ff/rew, etc) and run it in full screen, for clutter free guidance through your chosen text.

The “portable” version of Easy Prompter means you can use the prompter without an active internet connection.Put your text, and the prompter, on to a USB drive and you’ll always have a cue card wherever you are.

ASB Unplugged – Mumbai, India – Day 1

| February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments 

“If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.” Romain Rolland

The official opening day of #ASBUnPlugged 2012, at The American School of Bombay, in Mumbai, India, started with a huge introductory session lead by students from the school, with all of the delegates and speakers gathering together in the school sports hall, before we all set of on a tour around the school, experiencng lessons in progress.

#ASBUnPlugged a biennial international one-to-one learning conference organized and hosted by the American School of Bombay. The school is recognized as a leader in technology integration and the use of innovative technologies to enhance and enrich student learning. Continue Reading