Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Make your own E-Book for iPad

From langwitches, http://www.scribd.com/langwitches, here is a cool and easy way to create your very own E-Book for iPad:


So have fun brainstorming and creating!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

How To Read Aloud to Children to Increase Growth in Vocabulary

I ran across a new blog with an informative article on how to use read alouds to increase vocabulary growth. Check this site if you would like to become more skillful in how to use reading aloud to your child to aide in grow their vocabulary in fun ways.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Help for Struggling Readers from The Electric Company

Through the use of celebrities, comedy and current music, The Electric Company and Thinkfinity team up to help struggling readers. Videos, activities, interactive games and award-winning multi-media literacy offer high interest content, from music to sports to outer space to captivate and motivate young readers.

The site offers something for children, parents and teachers. Check it out here:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

50th Anniversary of NASA

Wow! If you are a space geek, like me, you are going to love NASA's 50th Anniversary site. Along with tour guide Automa and a time-line that allows users to explore NASA's past, present and future, visitors can spend hours re-living NASA's accomplishments, disappointments, triumphs, failures and hope for the future. This site is a wonderful mixture of science and history. Fun for kids of all ages, visit http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/50th/main.html . Be sure to share this with your future astronauts!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

National Geographic Education Teachers Beta

National Geographic has a completely redesigned beta website for teachers. The site is still under development. This is a seek preview. They appreciate your feedback as new content and features are added. According to the website, "This beta site is just the first phase of a next-generation website with a wide range of free educational resources that bring geography, science, and social studies to life for educators, learners, and their families".

Please visit http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/edu/ to check out all the new features.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Check out Scholastic's live vocabulary competition on April 27th with Word Girl at http://scholastic.com/wordgirl/. Sign up for the free webcast which includes a free ebook.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Vocabulary.com helps you learn new vocabulary in a fun game quiz format by tracking the words you miss, then adding them to a list of words that you are learning. Based on those words you miss, a prediction is made about words you don't know and then they teach them to you. Your progress is tracked as you master new words and grow in your vocabulary knowledge.

Check it out. It is fun and free at vocabulary.com!