• Blogging
  • Student Blogs in 2011

    Last year, I wrote a detailed post about the process I follow for setting up student blogs. Click here to find it. It is getting to the time of year where Kelly Jordan and I are thinking about which students will be the first to earn their own blog. We are thinking of starting with […]

  • Digital Storytelling
  • Smories: Stories for Children

    Smories is a website with short videos of children reading original stories for kids. There are 50 new Smories added every month. Writers are encouraged to submit their original children’s stories to be featured on the website. The stories are advertised as being suitable for children aged three to eight although there are many stories […]

  • Collaboration
  • Google Wave

    Google Wave is the next big thing by Google that is currently released as a “preview” for people to try. It has been said to be a mix between email, wikis and instant messenger and has some excellent functions for collaboration. This short video is worth watching to get an overview of what Google Wave […]

  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Explanation videos

    Two sites which I often use for “how to” or “explanation” videos for my Grade Two students are the How Stuff Works video centre and Howcast site. How Stuff Works is provides “credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works”. I often use short videos from this site to assist with the explanation of a concept […]