Safety, Integration and a Top 20 List

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend (extra long for some of us)!

Digital Safety Information For Parents
An online presentation for parents about digital safety and social media. I like that it explains what some of the common social media sites do, what hash tags are (and do) and the age recommendations. I recommend teachers who are unclear about some of the ins and outs of social media watch this as well. http://goo.gl/goRnT

Using OR Integrating Technology? 
A nice visual about the difference between USING technology and INTEGRATING technology. There is a difference! 🙂http://edudemic.com/2013/04/integrate-technology-in-education/

20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators
Found this list “20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators” athttp://edudemic.com/2013/04/20-great-websites-for-elementary-educators/?utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer:+@DesignSaunders+on+twitter&buffer_share=04803 I have added my own (usually) brief comments about each.

  • goedonline.com – an online teacher store for digital content… money required
  • funbrain.com – free educational games, online books, and comics.
  • turtlediary.com –  technology-based online educational activities; has advertisements and limits to access content unless you upgrade to a paid membership.
  • fuelthebrain.com  – not familiar with this but from a breif poke around it has free and inexpensive  games, printables, interactives to elementary educators.
  • mrnussbaum.com – has interactive educational activities. I used this site years ago but have not been back in a while. Nice to see it is updated now but sad to see that he has added a cost element and advertising.
  • teachertube.com – basically YouTube for teachers so while there is advertising it is usually related to education. I used to use it more in the past but find many educators use YouTube.
  • appolicious.com – new to me, looks like a one stop shop for app reviews across multiple platforms.
  • scholastic.com
  • learni.st – another new site for me. I think it might be a bit like storify? They say “Use Learnist to share what you know. Create a Learn Board on a subject you understand and add ‘learnings’ by pointing to existing web videos, blogs, images and documents.”
  • sesamestreet.org
  • www.manythings.org/ – For ESL/ELL students
  • storybird.com – use this for digital storytelling
  • thecolor.com – from what I can tell, it is a bunch of colouring pages.
  • animal.discovery.com (Animal Planet) videos!
  • funfonix.com – Phonics worksheets, free printable phonics workbooks; you can customize your own innerbody.com – human anatomy
  • arkive.org –  learn about the world’s endangered animals, plants and fungi – it is freely accessible to everyone
  • math-play.com – free online math games
  • readwritethink.org – love this site
  • discoveryeducation.com – EPSB staff get this through SchoolZone.

 

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~ by mondor on May 21, 2013.

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