Thursday, April 12, 2007
… Who knows, with all that free time everyone has on their hands, we may be able to look through it and actually use something! (Ha!)
All kidding aside, this Dale guy is a pre-service teacher who does his own programming and has created some GREAT apps. They can all be accessed from http://dalesapps.blogspot.com . Many are for elementary age students (clocks, money, double-digit multiplication, etc.) but some have applications for 7th graders as well. I like the SRC one which has simple reading strategy templates (KWL, 5Ws, etc.) for kids to use for reading comprehension help. Probably the coolest thing about his website is that you can watch short little videos on how his applications work before you download them. A picture is worth a thousand words!
I’m also linking to an “oldie, but a goodie.” It is a pdf file with 217 ideas (many quick and easy) for using Palms with students. Almost every one has a website that you can click on to find the information, application, or additional resources to go with the idea. Good ideas for a rainy day!
Finally, Go Know is sponsoring the 4th annual Sketchy contest. ( I think I already sent some of you the info.) Rules, etc., can be accessed at http://www.goknow.com/sketchycontest. We’ve had winners from O’Neill every year prior to this one, so the kids kind of know what it is about. If any student creates a Sketchy that they would like to enter, I would be happy to submit it for them so you don’t have to mess with it. Just give them the invitation and some students may surprise you!