Rockford's Rock Opera tells the story of a boy and his dog who arrive on the mystical island of Infinity. Infinity is home to the last one of every extinct animal species.
Here, beneath a mystical swirling sky, live the world's lost creatures and the creatures have a secret for the world. Part One (52 minutes) is free to stream, download or podcast.
Professor Richard Larsen, MIT Professor and Founder of LINC (Learning International Networks Consortium) says;
'With today’s computer and telecommunications technologies, every young person can have a quality education regardless of his or her place of birth.'
LINC's goal for secondary and higher learning is exactly what I am chasing for primary education, so I am very excited to learn with and from LINC.
This is fabulous find! On this site you can see and read children's books by authors from all over the world and in many languages. Teachers seeking oustanding fiction and non-fiction books to use with their units of inquiry, can now read the books first before ordering, and children can read books in their first language online.
This website has many short clips demonstrating effective teaching practices for improved literacy outcomes during the early years of schooling.
Take a look at Childnet's Cyberbullying film, together with a unique drama documentary produced by students and accompanying drama lesson plan.
ARKive holds a magnificent collection of audio-visual modules on a wide range of science and environmental based topics which are free for educational use.
The Bugscope project provides free interactive access to a scanning electron microscope (SEM) so that students anywhere in the world can explore the microscopic world of insects. The kids propose experiments, explore insect specimens at high-magnification, and discuss what they see with our scientists—all from a regular web browser over a standard broadband internet connection.
Brenda Wallace works with teachers on writing. On the left are video clips from elementary school classrooms and on the right are video clips from seminars the same teachers attended earlier that year.
Don McAllister, from ScreencastsOnline is a visionary.
When I came across his website, I knew we were heading down similar paths, only he was the teacher and I was the pupil just entering school. Anyone who is a MAC user or hopes to be in the future, should bookmark this site. You'll find the website to be a treasure trove of information and Don himself to be a most generous teacher!
Ewan hosts an excellent blog. You can subscribe and keep up to date with trends in Web 2.0 (the reading writing web) and be inspired by Ewan's travels and thinking.
Dr Seymour Papert delivered this historic speech at the Apple Computing Conference, in Sydney, Australia in 2004. Four years later, his arguments remain as pertinent today as they were then.
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton, founder of MaMamedia.com says;
'We live in a time of constant and rapid change. What we learn today may become obsolete tomorrow. To help our children thrive in this new, technologically driven world, we must give them the learning tools they need. The three Rs of Reading, wRiting and 'Rithmetic, while invaluable, are not the only skills they need now and
for the future. 'The most important skills we can foster in our children are what I call the three Xs: eXploring, eXpressing and eXchanging ideas by using the new digital
Click on the picture to see an interview with Dr Idit Harel Caperton.
Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy for children to create their own interactive stories, games, music, and animations—and to share their creations on the Web. Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.
MyGlobalLife connects students across the world, shows students how to build their own computer games, and encourages reflection and feedback on one another's projects. See also: www.MyScienceLife.org