Kids plus poetry plus podcasts–what’s not to LOVE!!!
Another Teaching Channel winner–check it out!
Teachers—if you are not already familiar with the Annenberg Learner site–I urge you to go and visit. FREE to all, the site offers extensive opportunities for teacher professional development across the curriculum–K-adult!
Annenberg Learner uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. This mandate is carried out chiefly by the funding and broad distribution of educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional development of K-12 teachers. It is part of The Annenberg Foundation and advances the Foundation’s goal of encouraging the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.
Annenberg Learner’s multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home. All Annenberg Learner videos exemplify excellent teaching.
The Journey North program alone is worth the visit. Journey North, each year, tracks butterflies and other species that migrate.
WebCams are also captivating–the baby seal webcam is very cool.
Enough said–you need not be a teacher at all to browse and be inspired.
If you are a teacher, you have hours and hours of opportunity for professional development with the workshop videos and lessons featuring top teachers across the United Staes, and across every curriculum area.
Check it out!
60 educational apps in 60 minutes
Very cool prezi! Worth exploring–I thought I pretty much knew/had all of the ed apps out there–I was wrong!
Hope you discover something new, as well!
Tagxedo is a website where you can turn your words into shape clouds–kind of like wordle. You can post your creations to facebook and other social media, also.
You write, and then load your words, choose a shape and colors and fonts and Voila! you’re a writer and an artiste!
Here’s a shape of mine from the words that I loaded below:
pale gray rainy day
trees sway on stilts
eerie vision outside my window
cooper’s hawk alights in river birch
scaring away the only bright spot
the red cardinal at the feeder
TED is a wealth of information on, well, just about anything that you can imagine. Used by everyday folks, corporations, educators, and more–it’s a place to, as TED says “Dig Deeper” and learn more about…whatever!
The Ted blog offers many avenues for exploration. I captured the link below on TedEd, one of the newest paths for discovery.
…click on the words above–they will take you to youtube where you will have the option of watching the full episode on TedEd.
Ted is awesome, as you probably already know. You could enter the TED website and just never emerge—so much to learn! Now there is TedEd. Registering is FREE as with all of the Ted site. The example above is kind of a fascinating way to consider our strange spellings of words. How could you use this with your students? Check out the thousands of ideas that Ted has awaiting your discovery.
I created this 30 second digital post to introduce you to me–as an example of how quick and easy it is to share digital stories. The 30 seconds was a slight limitation as I could have added more—but it would be long enough for students. What a great way to share a poem. And, it is free–to have more than 30 seconds, you need to upgrade. But, this is typical for many, if not most, of the digital tools sites.