Thursday, December 18, 2008


Photoblog is another blogging site. It's purpose is to display and share pictures. You can comment on others pictures and they can comment on yours. It is completely free. This would be a great way for an art class or artist to display their pictures or photographs. It could also be used in a photography class. You can summit pictures according to photoblog's themes or just simply blog about photos you have taken. When you summit a photo you can tag it according to the theme or content. You can search the tags for specific pictures.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


This free open-source browser is designed for parents who care what there children are finding on the internet. Kidzui has a number of the new Web 2.0 applications like; youtube, social networking, and on-line gaming. However, the entire browser is pre-filtered and only allows child friendly material.Your child will recieve an avatar, digital cartoon image, as the first step to ensuring digital safety. They can change this image at anytime and add to it as well.
As is the case with any open-source, you may purchase more abilities. Those abilities will give you printable reports on where you child has been, how long and more. Check out this incredible idea of a browser.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Edmodo is a teacher-student designed backchatter.  However, it has SO much more to offer.  This realtively new tool allows teachers to create assignments that are electronically handed in, grading system, calendar, events, alerts and of course the student-to-student and teacher-to-student instant messaging.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


How many teachers have attempted to tap into the excited, artisitic, and cartoonish side of their students. Well, this program allows you an easier approach. Have your students sign up for and create their own comic strip.

Once they are finished they can post it on their blog or wiki, print it off or use it an any other ways you can create.

Monday, October 6, 2008

“What if just knowing what a word meant could help feed hungry people around the world? Well, at FreeRice it does . . . the totals have grown exponentially.”
- Washington Post is a non-profit organization. This website fights world hunger by teaching the world academic skills. Go to the home page and begin answering vocabulary multiple choice questions and earn rice for third world countries. Not a vocab expert ... click on Change Subjects to choose from a list of other categories including; Art, Math, Chemistry, Geography, English and Language Learning.

Help fight world hunger by learning!

Enchanted Learning is a membership website with free access to various printables. I have used this site with K - 4 kids on animal research projects. It has great pictures of animals with small amounts of information about each animal. The site has much, much more than just science applications or use. It has math, language arts, social studies, music and more. I would use this site if you are looking for printing various activities, songs and/or information off the internet.

I have never purchased a membership and would love to know what else the site has to offer with a membership.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Literactive is a great site for beginning readers. You must first create an account. It is free. On the site there are activities that focus on pre-reading development such as visual discrimination, memory, matching, and first letter sounds. There are also various reading levels, books and activities to go with each level. My son who is 3 can do some of the beginner activities. It also works with beginning comprehension and sequencing. Each level has a list of grammar components and what the text will focus on. There is also a section with worksheets you can download and print off to work with after. I think it is a great site for K - 2 and even 3. I have only looked briefly at the site but it was recommend by a K - 2 teachers who has been teaching for 25 + years.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

ClassZone - Language Network

Grade 10 teachers, check out ClassZone for all your language lessons. Great information organized for easy teacher use.

Print off or use online.

All lessons include a electronic or printable quizz.

Grammar Girl

High school teachers, find all the grammar you can think of at Quick and Dirty Tips: Grammar Girl. Search through her podcasts to find your specific rule or concept and listen. Share these with your students or use them to help you. If you are really impressed, purshase her book right on the website.

Enjoy this, check out her links to a number of other learning podcasts.


Animoto is a site to create videos from you pictures. Sign up, add you pictures, music and transitions and share your work!

Monday, September 22, 2008


Aplusmath website is a math website used to strengthen math skills via technology. Instead of having to repeat everything they say I am copying and pasting it on to the blog. Is this lazy or what.

Welcome to! This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively.

Visit our game room and play exciting games like Matho and Hidden Picture...Test your math skills with our Flashcards! Try out the Math Word Find puzzle.

Create and print your own set of flashcards online using the Flashcard Creator! See the Worksheets section, where you can print worksheets to practice offline. Try the Homework Helper to check your homework solutions.

Looks like this website can be used with Grade 1 - 4. Have fun creating or with your class, student or child.

Learning Page

Learning Page is a great site filled with activities for math, reading, spelling, science and lots of other links. Simply create an account... it is free. Go to which activities you like and print them off. This site is filled with a reading series called Tommy Tales. Each book has questions related to that book and other activities to go with. The science portion is filled with dinosaurs, ocean animals, reptiles, and many more. Learning page also has basic work with number, alphabet, time, money and more. Each worksheet is geared towards a certain Grade. The site has activities from Pre K - Grade 3. Have fun.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Starfall is a educational reading site. The site is filled with various activities and books to read. It is a great way to teach and reinforce reading while using technology. It has very basic work with the alphabet and letters then slowly works into short vowels, vowel combinations and so forth. Definitely suitable for K - 2 and for early grade 3. It also has seasonal books and activities like pumpkin, turkey, groundhog and lots of others. The download center is filled with free printable worksheets and activities that you can download and print at your convenience.

I have used this site a lot when teaching K, 1, 2 and have found kids to enjoy it. I have seen students make connections between what we are doing in class and having fun on the computer.

Spelling City

Spelling city is a free site designed for teachers. You can customize your spelling lists and allow the students to choose from the preset options; view, test me, teach me, play a game, and print.

Accounts are free, sign up and add your spelling lists.


Add your own text to this chalkboard! is a image generation website. Choose the image you wish to create, add your text and/or images then post to your blog, save, email or copy the html code to your own site.

Image chef offers a number of categories including:

Site Purpose

This is a image generation and blogging tool site. Our goal is to showcase tools that are school appropriate. This site could be used for teachers, students, parents and community.