Are you getting ready for college or about to pursue a career? Not sure what you are getting into? Having second thoughts about the choices available? Then explore this site for other available options in higher education. Learn how to decide on a career path that is right for you. Take a look at the collection of resources offered to help you prepare and pay for college. It includes useful tips on job hunting, resume writing, job interviewing techniques, and student loans, and provides a link to a free online career exploration adventure for middle and high school students
Trying to teach parts of speech and pulling your hair out? Try this interactive site that allows students a chance to place in correct grammar and out pops a wacky story to share. The Houghton Mifflin Company’s Education Place offers Wacky Web Tales
a site offering a variety of stories for students grade three and above. This site can be a formative assessment, reinforcement of sentence structures, or parts of speech review.You'll love this one!
Welcome to Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library.
Are you concerned with what you might find on other media sharing sites?
The Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library was designed with schools, students, teachers, and parents in mind. You will only find educator approved videos in our learning library so everyone can learn in a safe and comfortable environment. Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library is the perfect resource for students who are working on their homework or just need a little extra help on any given subject. Teachers can use the animations and videos to capture their students’ attention and enrich classroom lessons!
Watch, share, and upload.
If you need to get the "skinny" on colleges available tailored to your interests, then Welcome to College is a great tool to help you plan your post-secondary journey. Just sign up for a free account where you can choose and keep track of the colleges that suit your interest. The site lists nearby hotels, restaurants and campus hotspots to check out. After visiting the schools, students can rate the college and read about what other students have posted.
Skype in the Classroom is designed for educational professionals and students to bring together teachers, projects, and resources from around the world. It is also a FREE site intended for video conferencing and global learning. Skype is free software that supports chat, voice calls, and video conferencing
right over your computer! These capabilities open a whole new dimension to
classroom communications and collaboration with the world.
Check out many of the free tutorials and see what presentations you can be a part of to learn more.
School year is almost here and you know it will be time to complete one of those every pending presentations for class. With this nifty article from Tech and Learning you'll be able to produce those publications in a flash!
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 Games
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
Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.