Be sure your virtual immunizations are up to date and your passport is current
before you set off on your whirlwind tour of some interesting countries in Asia. In each country you will be met by a guide who will show you some of the most interesting things about his or her country. You’ll learn about different aspects of the culture of each country, such as the importance of ancestors in Japan and respectful body language in Vietnam. Find out about special foods, the sports played in each country, and watch short videos of many events. There are several
activities to try, and for teachers, a guide that has the learning goals for
late elementary school students that are covered on this journey. -Taken from Tech and Learning
Looking for a test creator as an enrichment tool? Then Gnowledge
will be an invaluable tool to help your child in future assessments. This has to be hands down, one of the best collaborative quize/test-creation sites around. This excellent looking site should be one that doesn't fall into the inevitable Internet wasteland due to under use from its patrons. "Everyone is a student for a time period in one's life. As a student, we
practise exercises, do coursework and sit for exams. This applies to all
students worldwide, regardless of the syllabus. We aim to democratize education
by advocating community-generated content and assessment for every conceivable syllabus worldwide. What does this mean?
We want you to be able to access our whole breadth of exercises and test papers for free! You can search by title, subject, grade, school and/or country, so finding exactly what you need to practise on is easy.
You will also get the opportunity to be an influencer! Share your expertise by creating exercises or test papers and pass these on to others so that they can learn from you too. Anything you publish can be accessed by anyone who logs onto Gnowledge.
We hope to empower you and the world to help yourselves and each other. Let us all democratize education so that we may be better students in academics and in life together." - Gnowledge
Tech and Learning has just posted a wonderful article concerning Internet Gaming. With school starting up, make sure you have your resources available to help that special student of yours make the grade. Read on, and check out the hotest sites available for online learners.40 Sites for Educational
- ABCya - A great site for games and mobile apps
for elementary students.
- Academic Skill Builders - A wonderful site with
learning through the use of multi-player games. Also, there is an educational
portal which allows for student tracking.
- Arcoiris - A nice site for educational games in
English and Spanish.
- Braineos - Games based on flash card in a wide
variety of subjects.
- BrainNook - A fun site for students that focuses
on English & Math. Also, there is a teacher portal with lots of resources
- Bubbabrain - Lots of game for all grade levels
that allows teachers to create games too.
- Cackleberries - A virtual world filled with
educational games for kids 3-7 yrs old in a safe environment.
Island - Excellent games for kids 3-8 yrs old in a wide variety
subjects such as: Math, Reading, Spelling, etc.
- Cookie - A great site for educational games and
Games - Learn through the use of creativity brain training
Music - A fun site for learning music through the use of
educational games and other online activities.
- An innovative site for learning math in a 3D virtual world.
Smarty - Excellent site for online learning through the use of
educational games. There is an educational portal for student tracking as
- Fuel the
Brain - A wonderful site to learn elementary skills such as math,
science and reading. Lots of educational resources too!
- Funbrain - One of the most popular sites for
educational games for kids K-8 yrs old.
- Funschool - A wide variety of games, activities,
and videos for kids.
Classroom - Games for students K-6th grade in math and LA with
lots of resources such as: worksheets, videos, and more.
- Gamequarium - A popular site with lots of games
in a wide variety of subject areas.
- GameUp - A innovative site from the creators of
BrainPop where the games are based on their interactive animated videos.
Page - A fun site for educational games PreK-8th grade.
- Learning Games for Kids - A great site for
educational games on lots of different subject areas.
of the Labyrinth - An innovative game for middle school
- Magnahigh - Math games for K-12 with educational
- MinecraftEdu - A unique game based on the popular
PC designed for schools.
- PhyFun - Physics-based games for all grade
Games - A nice site for educational games for ages 3-12 yrs. A
paid site unlocks all the features.
Brighter - A fantastic site filled with educational games on a
wide variety of subjects, built on its unique anime style interface.
- Play Kids
Games - A fun site for educational games in subject areas such as
math, vocabulary and geography.
- Power My
Learning - A great all-in-one site for education filled with
games, videos, resources and more.
Software - A nice site with lots of games on different subject
- Skoolbo - Wonderful educational games for core
skills in the primary grade levels.
Connections - A cool site for spelling and vocabulary games with
with Portals - A very innovative game based on the popular
console/PC game Portal, with lots of lesson plans to be found.
- Tucoola - A great site for skill-building games
for the younger kids with student tracking.
- Tutpup - A cool site for math and spelling where
kids compete against each other.
- Vedoque - A nice site for educational games PreK
- 8th grade.
- What2Learn - A excellent site for educational
games where teachers can create games and track students with a paid
- Yogome -
A great site/company with lots of innovative games and mobile apps on recycling
- Interesting games that support learning and can be embedded into a site.
- ZooWhiz - A fun site for kids 5 - 15 yrs to
develop Math and Reading skills by creating their own virtual
- - David Kapuler
If you are not familiar with word clouds, than here is a new idea to add pizzazz
to projects that will be upcoming this year. Wordle
offers Free software than can be utilized by teachers, academic learning coaches, or students. What a great way to use an unique idea for all types of reinforcement.
You simply input a bunch of text, URL, or del.icio.us tag and Wordle creates the word cloud for you. Simple, easy, and fun! What a wonderful way to incorporate technology into your various lesson activities."Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.
The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the
source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color
schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like.
You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with
your friends." - Wordle
Here is a valuable site for Academic Learning Coaches. Pause for Later
is a God send when trying to organize an already busy lifestyle and aiding your child's education at the same time. With this FREE website you can download videos and pause them when the need arises.
Simply sign up, and download appropriate video content. This way, you can view the material with your child, ask appropriate questions to ensure comprehension and pause it if dinner is calling. Then come back to the exact spot you left off.
Remember, being an Academic Learning Coach can be stressful. You may have added this to your already full plate not realizing the time it demands. Anything you can do to take the stress off will be beneficial to you and your child. Being there only a short time ago reminds me of all the tools I deemed necessary for my own survival. This one is tops!
Are you familar with VoiceThread? It's a tool for onversing by means of a different media. It's one of the best ways to talk about and share your images, documents, or videos. You create your VoiceThread
, and others leave comments by telephone, text, webcam, microphone, or file upload. What a really cool resource for an upcoming project!With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.
VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and
colleagues for them to record comments too.
Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies.
Does your child need a vocabulary boost? Vocabulary.com
offers FREE sign up and usage to enhance basic vocabulary skills. This website offfers more than 40,000 questions for helping students imporve their vocabulary. It creates a model of students' knowledge with which to track their progress. Various judges liked its ease of use and raved about the adaptive technology, which helps students learn tough words.Regardless of your education level or age, Vocabulary.com will help you to
master the words that are essential to academic and business success.
David Kapuler, well-known educational consultant, offers a collection of sites in his one-hour professional development programs. He updates this program at least twice a year offering other volumes on Slide Share
. The first two versions were such a success that he has been prompted to continue his venture in the future. The last volume received 21, 000 views alone!
Feel free to click above and check out the latest websites offering free enrichment and resource programs. These resources span from the early learner to the professional and will add keen insight to projects, technology, or other aspects of educational learning and even blogging! It only takes a few minutes, and you'll be subjected to sites you weren't aware of because Mr. Kapuler does all the work!
If you have an upcoming project that requires various architecture, then Pics4Learning
is one site to bookmark. Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting. No need to worry about copyright infringement here.The thousands of photos in this collection are approved for use in the
classroom and indexed and sorted in order to maximize their effective use by
students in a 21st century classroom. - Pics4Learning
Do you have an online learner in the Volusia County area? Are you
looking for enrichment-based activities for your student? Is your child spending
more time at home and in need of some friends that share his/her interest? Or, maybe he/she just needs to be outdoors to feel great!
Academic Learning Coach will be opening its doors soon to the Eco-Explorers
division. ALC will offer morning labs from 10:00 am - Noon that will spawn
outdoor indigenous activities in our area. Let's get outdoors together and see what treasures we can find! We'll study our local lagoon and scan the beach while beach combing. With the Atlantic Ocean at our door and the Halifax river in our backyard, eco explorer activities will be offer different thematic units each month. Get out and see what treasures Florida's habitats have to offer. Above all, get out and have some fun with friends!
Check back on our Eco-Explorers tab and see what upcoming workshops will be offered soon.