- Lorie–we love you and are thinking about you!
- Joel Adkins–correct location–really, he’s in Eanes ISD, not Deerpark!
- All out listeners–we’re thankful for you!
Cyberethics for Kids
Ethics modules with scenarios that kids can respond to, while learning more about ethics, copyright, and fair use.
Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web. Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, students learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.
Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and web collaboration solutions, announced that it is offering any K-12 academic institution free, unlimited access of Elluminate Live!® Lite Edition™ for one year. The product, which features full-duplex audio, shared whiteboard, public/private chat, math symbol library, graphing calculator, and advanced moderator tools, adds live interaction and collaboration to coursework. Also includes a moodle integration plug-in. (Click here for the press release)
The name Yugma is a word from the Sanskrit language meaning “the state of being in unified collaboration.” Yugma is a free web collaboration service that enables people to instantly connect over the internet to communicate and share content and ideas using any application or software. Free and Premium versions available.
Earn rice for people around the world while building your vocabulary. This not-for-profit site lets you test and build your vocabulary, and for every word you get right, advertisers donate 10 grains of rice. Go forth–learn and donate rice!
Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg (portfolio edition)–great way to spark creative writing! Could use any book, really, but this one just caught our interest. *Update–just went to Chris’ site and he’s having a story-writing contest for this book (talk about perfect timing)! Open to grades 2-8, stories must be submitted by January 15, 2008. After your students write their stories, have them create a digital version to share with their peers and families.