Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sites Along The Way: You Don't Want To Miss These 07/20/2011 (p.m.)

  • Wander around the furnished spaces and get to know the stories from Anne Frank's diary.

    tags: holocaust history anne_Frank AnneFrank English museum secret annex

    • The real Secret Annex in Amsterdam is empty: during the war, the homes of deported Jews were cleared out. All the furniture, carpets and other items from the Secret Annex disappeared too. When Otto Frank revisited the Secret Annex after the war, he wanted it to remain empty. But on this educational website, the Anne Frank House wants instead to show the hiding place as it actually was during the war.
  • Interactive games for students in math

    tags: subtraction math game maths algebra whiteboard resources Computation

  • "Oh Twitter… How misunderstood you are. You are the semi-colon of social media – people have an idea of your existence but many have not fully grasped your usefulness and beauty. I love twitter and find it immensely valuable for a myriad of reasons: yes, it can be a time waster, however, it can also be a news source, a way to gauge public sentiment, and even a research tool."

    tags: Twitter social_media

    • Oh Twitter… How misunderstood you are. You are the semi-colon of social media – people have an idea of your existence but many have not fully grasped your usefulness and beauty. I love twitter and find it immensely valuable for a myriad of reasons: yes, it can be a time waster, however, it can also be a news source, a way to gauge public sentiment, and even a research tool.
  • "In a March 2005 podcast (http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2005/03/03.html), Jon Udell persuasively identified five major factors behind the explosive growth of podcasting and rich media authoring in general:

    Internet activity is pervasive.
    Broadband has grown very rapidly, which makes it far easier to “consume large media objects.”
    The multimedia personal computer can “more or less be taken for granted.”
    The “distinction between streaming and downloading of media content has begun to blur. . . . People can now have the experience of streaming while enjoying the simplicity . . . of downloading.”
    Finally, there is the iPod phenomenon and “the rapid adoption of portable MP3 playback devices”—up to eleven million devices in the United States alone. Udell calls the portable audio device “the new transistor radio” and points to the beginnings of a “renaissance of creative stuff happening.” Because this renaissance coincides with the Creative Commons phenomenon, traditional business models need not constrain the artist’s work."

    tags: podcasting education

      • In a March 2005 podcast (http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2005/03/03.html), Jon Udell persuasively identified five major factors behind the explosive growth of podcasting and rich media authoring in general:

        1. Internet activity is pervasive.
        2. Broadband has grown very rapidly, which makes it far easier to “consume large media objects.”
        3. The multimedia personal computer can “more or less be taken for granted.”
        4. The “distinction between streaming and downloading of media content has begun to blur. . . . People can now have the experience of streaming while enjoying the simplicity . . . of downloading.”
        5. Finally, there is the iPod phenomenon and “the rapid adoption of portable MP3 playback devices”—up to eleven million devices in the United States alone. Udell calls the portable audio device “the new transistor radio” and points to the beginnings of a “renaissance of creative stuff happening.” Because this renaissance coincides with the Creative Commons phenomenon, traditional business models need not constrain the artist’s work.
  • "A curious child stopped a teacher one day
    And said, “Miss, I have something important to say…
    I’ve been learning to read and to write and to spell
    But sometimes it hasn’t been going so well
    And it’s starting to make me a little upset
    There are quite a few things that I REALLY don’t get!"

    tags: child stephen harrison poetry language arts

    • A curious child stopped a teacher one day
       
      And said, “Miss, I have something important to say…
       
      I’ve been learning to read and to write and to spell
       
      But sometimes it hasn’t been going so well
       
      And it’s starting to make me a little upset
       
      There are quite a few things that I REALLY don’t get!
  • where learning to read becomes reading to learn

    tags: sound phonics

  • "This is LEGO Digital Designer. The program that lets you build with LEGO bricks on your computer.
    "

    tags: lego design software education freeware fun cool mac

  • "The idea is simple — You submit a letter, word or phrase and we’ll make it look beautiful with type."

    tags: typography design inspiration phraseology

    • The idea is simple — You submit a letter, word or phrase and we’ll make it look beautiful with type.
  • "ADHD is most often recognized and referred for treatment in third grade. This is when elementary school kids most often hit the "academic wall."

    In third grade they are expected to do more and more work on their own, and they are given more homework to do as well. We also see many referrals in seventh grade, or when the child leaves Elementary School for Junior High School, with several classes and several teachers."

    tags: adhd school classroom interventions teachers students

  • "Wiffiti publishes real time messages to screens in thousands of locations from jumbotrons to jukeboxes, bars to bowling alleys and cafes to colleges.

    You can interact with Wiffiti from your mobile phone or the web."

    tags: web2.0 twitter mobile wiffiti text texting CellPhones tools

  • "Here’s how it works. The instructor attaches a blank piece of paper to the back of every exam. Students may write on that sheet any exam questions they couldn’t answer or weren’t sure they answered correctly. Students then take this piece of paper with them and look up the correct answers. They can use any resource at their disposal short of asking the instructor. At the start of the next class session, they turn in their set of corrected answers which the instructor re-attaches to their original exam. Both sets of answers are graded. If students missed the question on the exam but answered it correctly on the attached sheet, half the credit lost for the wrong answer is recovered."

    tags: extra credit policies faculty focus

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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