Right Words 2009 :: Child Soldiers Writing Competition :: Home Page A writing competition for British students but this could be applied locally anywhere. Lesson plan and resources are all provided. A good social justice project for middle and senior years as it offers students the opportunity to develop perspectives by seeing the life of the child soldier through a comparison to their own lives.
The National Archives Learning Curve | Focus on Film | Film Archive. This Focus On presents film as a historical source and considers its advantages as evidence for the past. There are activities to investigate aspects of film as evidence. Access these on a pc or via an interactive whiteboard. There is a film archive with background information on each film. Film can be downloaded for free. Work in our editor’s room and use our online film-editing tool to create your own clips.
Mind Map Inspiration Mind Maps for inspiration and motivation, plus mindmapping tips, drawing tips, techniques for enhancing your creativity and improving idea generation.
The Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection The digital collection incorporates images of all Poe manuscripts and letters at the Ransom Center with a selection of related archival materials, two books by Poe annotated by the author, sheet music based on his poems, and portraits from the Ransom Center collections. Poe’s manuscripts and letters are linked to transcriptions on the website of the Poe Society of Baltimore.
art.com artPad A collaborative art tool that would add to a written story by adding pictures (drawing or painting). This would be an option for students to use when contributing to a wiki
100 Useful Tools for Special Needs Students & Educators | Teaching Tips This list of 100 useful tools can help anyone with a learning disability like ADHD, dyslexia or test anxiety, as well as students with visual or hearing impairments, use the Internet and other technology systems to help them with reading, math, organization, social skills, and more.
http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com This website offers learners virtual worlds to explore as they study great literature by using Google Earth and embellished placemarks that mark a story’s journey.
Real World Math This website is designed for educators who wish to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text. Google Earth is the dynamic tool that will be used to accomplish this.
Blogs Wikis Docs Chart A good comparison table can help to determine which tool is right for your lessons. Compare Blogs, Wikis, and Google Docs in order to see what works for your needs.
Storybird – Collaborative storytelling Storybirds are short, visual stories that you can make to share. Students and teachers could create stories together by combining imaginative artwork and text. The final product could then be printed, watched on screen, played with like a toy, or shared in an online library with the world
TiltShift Generator – Art&Mobile TiltShift Generator is a web service that offers an image touch up tool for artistic effects. The app was originally made to improve cheap iPhone Camera photographs
Culturally-Situated Design Tools Many cultural designs are based on mathematical principles. This software will help students learn standards-based mathematics as they simulate the original artifacts, and develop their own creations.
Watch Free Documentaries – SnagFilms Many free documentaries that you can also ‘snag’ and embed on websites and blogs. Included are short commercials, but there are some great documentaries here. Search by keyword or topics, including campus, environment, health, history, international, life and culture, music and arts, politics, religion and spirituality, science and nature, sports and hobbies, and women’s issues.
widgenie – Home Widgenie provides a set of tools that allows you to easily take data from a spreadsheet and turn it into bar charts, pie charts, line charts, area charts, and tabular charts. You can import data from Excel spreadsheets, Google spreadsheets, or any CSV file. If you just want to test out Widgenie you can use their sample data sets