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Myna Birds, KBears, and SMART Boards…

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpgThis site was just released last week, it’s awesome.  Myna is an online application where you can record and mix audio tracks…then save and share them.  Your students don’t need any extra software to create podcasts, mix up some background music, record vocabulary, whatever.  The cool thing is that kids can work on their projects at home and at school and can share their creations instantly via the web.

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpgI know YouTube is blocked, but here’s a list of the 100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers.  They’ve been broken down into several categories for you.  If you need help figuring out how to show these videos to your students, attend the 2Week Tech webinar entitled “Use YouTube.” It’s running tomorrow from 3:45 – 4:15 and it’s free!  Click the link for more info.

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpgKBears is a fun, interactive site for elementary students with all types of info.  They also have a site for parents and teachers that has various types of learning activities.

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpgIf you have an interactive whiteboard then you simply must check the Teachers Love SMART Boards blog everyday.  The author post several resources per week.  They’re not specific to SMART boards, either…it doesn’t matter what type of board you have the sites will still work.  In fact, you don’t need a board at all to take advantage of the great stuff that’s here.

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpgProviding a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.


Web Wonders is Back!

Ahhh…another school year begins and so to the Weekly Web Wonders.  Welcome back to all of you, many of whom are new to the list.

Weekly Web Wonders is a regular (weekly) email sent by Kevin Clark from the Berrien RESA.  It contains 4-5 internet resources (web) that I feel would be good additions to your teaching toolbox (wonders).

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg There are a lot of interactive whiteboards out there, so check out PBS Interactive Whiteboard Games.  These activities were created to take advantage of the capabilities of interactive boards, but could be used by anyone.

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpgI suspect that you’ll be sending lots of information home this week.  Why not personalize your documents using your own handwriting.  FontCapture creates a font from your handwriting for free.  Then, select all your text and change the font to…yours!

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpgEduTube is a new portal for education videos.  Videos are organized by subject and grade level.

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpgStarting the year with flashy science demonstration is a great way to get your students excited about being back in school.  Check out Science is Fun the Lab of Shakhashiri…very awesome!

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpgKeep your eyes open for this semester’s technology workshops…coming soon!

SMART blog, Math Labyrinth, CollegeTV…

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpgLately, I’ve picked up several sites from the Teachers Love SMART Boards blog.  Mr. Hollis focuses on tools for interactive white boards, but you can use his resources whether you have one or not.

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpgOne of the latest sites highlighted on the aforementioned blog is PEEP and the Big Wide World.  Lots of activities for younger students.

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg“Lure of the Labyrinth is a digital game for middle-school pre-algebra students. It includes a wealth of intriguing math-based puzzles wrapped into an exciting narrative game in which students work to find their lost pet – and save the world from monsters!”  Looks and sounds awesome!

https://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpgHigh school counselors and students should benefit from CollegeClickTV.  This site contains streaming video of students, parents, faculty, etc. from hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities.  Exploring this content is a great way for prospective students to learn more about the opportunities that exit at each school.