Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Educational Videos, Lessons, and Games for K-12

NeoK12 is a wonderful collection of FREE online educational videos, lessons, quizzes, games, puzzles for K-12 students. It even has interactive diagrams for various subjects that would be wonderful to use with your Interactive White Board.  All of the content has been reviewed and tested by K-12 teachers. Trust me you will want to put aside a bit of time to visit this wealth of resources.

Google Tools to support Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

An awesome clickable map of Google tools aligned to Bloom's Taxonomy assembled by Kathy Schrock. Check it out here if you have the chance. It is a wonderful tool, I absolutely love it!

BrainNook

BrainNook is a new online game that helps kids develop Math and English skills; suitable for elementary level. BrainNook has educational games based on fundamental concepts in Math and English Grammar. Math concepts are covered ranging from single-digit addition to 3D spatial visualization.English concepts include building simple sentences to counting syllables. These games are embedded within colorful virtual worlds that children can unlock and explore.

In addition to Math and English skills, BrainNook helps kids strengthen other important skills such as reading, reasoning, decision-making, analysis, memorization, dexterity and computer literacy.

If you are a teacher you can register for a free teacher account at
Brainnook @ school

Teacher Training Videos

Free teacher training videos by Russell Stannard is for teachers who want to learn about technology and ICT in education. Check it out here!

Learn it in 5 minutes or less

Learn it in 5 is a powerful library of how-to videos, produced by technology teachers, for the purpose of helping teachers and students create classroom strategies for today's 21st century's digital classroom.

Engrade - Free Online Gradebook

Engrade is a free online grade book that does so much more!  Our school has been using Engrade for a couple of years now and we would not be without it.  It is completely free, safe and secure.  Students and parents can log in anytime to access grades.  It comes with a complete messaging system and so much more. Administrators can access grades at anytime so they can easily identify at risk students!  We have also added it to our Google Apps account, which makes it even more handy!

Voki for Education

Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages. There are endless ways of using Voki in your classroom! You can use Voki for any subject and any grade. Studies show that using technology in education improves students' achievements. Voki is a unique tool to engage your students in creative expressions. It is simple and easy! Check it out here!

Glogster Edu

Glogster EDU is the leading global education platform for the creative expression of knowledge and skills in the classroom and beyond. Use these digital posters to create a book review, an interactive front page for a wiki, an innovative topic exploration or any other demonstration of learning using video, graphics, sounds, drawings, text, etc. Glogster is simple and easy to use!  Teachers and students love it!

Edmodo

I have been using Edmodo this year with my classes.  Edmodo is a secure social learning network which provides free communication for administrators, teachers, students and parents. It provides an easy way to store and share classroom materials, links, and videos.  I set up assignments and my students can turn in their completed assignment, I can grade it from anywhere. I love it and so do my students.