Here are a few websites I thought may interest readers of this blog.
Mary Helen Gensch, a writing coach for Whitko School District, shared this site for Graphic Organizers. There are maybe a ba-jillion (and that’s a technical count) different graphic organizers for all of your organizing needs.
Phil Metcalf, the vocational director at Wawasee High School, passed along this site for creating comic strips. The creator of the site suggests, “This site can be used by educators to teach language, reading, and writing skills, and also for students in ESL to facilitate self-expression and storytelling, as well as computer literacy. Some educational therapists use it with deaf and autictic people to help them understand concepts and communicate.”
Yesterday in my mailbox, I recieved a flier for BlueNose Edutainment. It is filled with “Fun-standards-based contests for you & your students” (just what we’ve always wanted). The flier claims, “Your students canlisten to, read, and interpret song lyrics, then submit their own lyrics, song ideas, or interpretations. Prizes include laptop computers, digital cameras, and printers courtesy of Hewlett-Packard.” I’ve not spent much time on the site, but it is probably worth a look.
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