Ellen's Blog – December 2007 Archive (9)

Glorious Glitter

Sometimes it's all just about…


Added by Ellen on December 29, 2007 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Due to the Robust Keyboarding Discussion at Classroom 2.0

The latest and greatest links in the Teacher Toolbar are all about Keyboarding. After downloading the toolbar, click on the apple (Classroom Resources), then Career Tech Ed, then Business and then Keyboarding. Have a site to add to this list of great keyboarding links? Send me your comment and I'll pass it along to the Toolbar Team. Thanks!

Added by Ellen on December 28, 2007 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Show Me the Money

The Latest and Greatest segment of the Teacher Toolbar now includes GrantsAlerts (http://www.grantsalert.com). Be sure to check out this valuable resource that is all about helping teachers.

Added by Ellen on December 28, 2007 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Latest and Greatest: ActivityTV

ActivityTV (http://www.activitytv.tv) is not an oxy moron or a couple of words poorly juxtaposed.

What I can tell you is that after spending several minutes at the site, I'm able to perform basic magic tricks, create a serpentine bracelet and maybe cook up a new something-or-other for dinner.…


Added by Ellen on December 27, 2007 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Latest and Greatest: PD Learning and Personal Growth

There are so many ways in which we are both teachers and learners. Visit the wonderful resources here to discover, learn and share more about well, lots of stuff.

Haven't downloaded the Teacher Toolbar yet? Here's an sample of the robust resources we hand-pick, scouring the Internet for you:

  • Expert Village…

Added by Ellen on December 20, 2007 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Latest and Greatest: Digital Courses, Learning Objects and Repositories

Thanks for your suggestions!

This new section includes links to collections of "stuff" that can be used to build and enhance engaging online experiences for student learning. I know there are more out there, please keep your recommendations coming in and thanks again!

Added by Ellen on December 20, 2007 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Latest and Greatest: Homeboy

What started out as a software tool for his son who has autism, Homeboy has become a cool tool for many children to develop, write and read stories. This program uses three-dimensional characters (wizard, parrot, genie and robot) in combination with Microsoft's text-to-speech application.

When my child clicks on the start-up icon, he sees his favorite character and hears "Hello ______________. Would you like to play?"…


Added by Ellen on December 18, 2007 at 11:45am — No Comments

Latest and Greatest: Artsonia

Artsonia seems to have mastered showcasing student's masterpieces.

Create art. Take photo. Upload. Exhibit to the world. The site is available for FREE as it relies on revenue generate from art enthusiasts when they can't resist t-shirts, mugs, cards and other chotchkas by young Rembrandts.

Added by Ellen on December 15, 2007 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Teacher Toolbar: Latest and Greatest

This is a little bit of an experiment...the goal is to have a place where I can blog about the latest and greatest additions to the Teacher Toolbar.

The most recent latest and greatest sites, links, resources and more will be featured in this space. Of course they will become a part of the Teacher Toolbar as well.

Don't have the Teacher Toolbar yet?

Get it here:…


Added by Ellen on December 15, 2007 at 2:11pm — No Comments


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