Ellen's Blog – December 2008 Archive (9)

Glutton for Gluten

This blog post is inspired by Brad Chapin's thoughts and way too much twittering lately.

Okay, I'm not sure if it's ASD, ADHD or ADD nor am I certain if it impacts the children and/or the adults in our family (both immediate and extended of course). What I am certain about? Gluten-free and dairy/caisen (what IS caisen anyway?)-free food choices make a world of… Continue

Added by Ellen on December 28, 2008 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Simple Pizazz

I must confess that I love simple solutions that add lots of pizazz. That's what these two newest additions to the FREE Teacher Toolbar are all about.

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Professional Animations is full of FREE and fun moving graphics that bring life to websites, blog postings and online classrooms.…


Added by Ellen on December 28, 2008 at 1:20pm — No Comments

What is it?

I'm always looking for tools and resources that making teaching and learning online easier for both educators and students. In that quest, I was intrigued by the ease implied in the name EditMe. So, what is it?

It's a Blog. It's a Wiki. It's an Intranet. It's a Website.

And, not only is it super easy to use, it's also respectful:

Instead of demanding credit card information in exchange for a free trial and then hoping users… Continue

Added by Ellen on December 26, 2008 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

Your Take?

Generally when I discover a new resource I'm pretty good at extrapolating its use across a myriad of situations. This isn't the case with YourTake http://www.yourtake.org. This is probably a non-issue that I need to "get over" because Your Take looks to be an intriguing tool for developing thought, as well as empathy, among students.

I think my reality is that I really want a reason to be able to use it and in writing this out… Continue

Added by Ellen on December 26, 2008 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Cool Text

The following is well, cool and fun. Create your own from no other than CoolText.com.

Added by Ellen on December 26, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Are you LinkedIN?

Classroom 2.0 is one of my single best resources for networking with tech-savvy educators. So, I started thinking about those other tools where I interact with and learn from folks.

Connected through LinkedIN?

I must confess LinkedIN was my first venture into online networking. While the community is made up of far more business minded folk than teachers, the education sector is ever-growing.

Consider… Continue

Added by Ellen on December 20, 2008 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Read the Words

Just added this great resource to the Teacher Toolbar.

What?! You don't have the FREE Teacher Toolbar (listed among Jane Hart's BEST eLearning Tools in Education)?

Take a look and download it here: http://professionallearningboard.ourtoolbar.com…


Added by Ellen on December 20, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Time Waster

I just wasted several minutes with Bomomo http://bomomo.com/ (and I gotta tell ya, it was fun!). Please tell me if you've got a "more worthy" application for this "tool." Thanks!

While investigating a tad farther, I discovered Games for the Brain http://www.gamesforthebrain.com/. The good news here is that my enjoyment level seemed to directly correlate with my increased time involvement. AND, I can claim… Continue

Added by Ellen on December 8, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New Found Love Interest

Okay, I'm not sure it's love yet but I'm definitely intrigued and Dabbleboard has seriously piqued my interest. Should they add a general embed code for sharing it may just push me over the edge.

Thanks James Helms and Today's Best… Continue

Added by Ellen on December 1, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments


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