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The Teacher Toolbox… an interesting blog

Teacher's Toolbox

An interesting site that I came across today.  http://adrianbruce.com/teacher-toolbox/ It contains quite some useful info and links. Incuding some to art, blogging, books, cartoons, chess, competitions, digital story telling, digital video, educational software, English, homework, humour, math, morning tea, phonics games, phonics resources, podcasting, poetry, problem solving, professional development, reading comprehension, science education, “shameless self-promotion”, stress reduction, stressbusters, things they don’t tell you at university, thinking skills,Web 2.0, website resources, word games and writing.

Check it out!

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August 9, 2008 Posted by | Educational, Resources, Teacher resources, Websites | Leave a comment

Educational power points….

Friends at Sangath pointed to this site, that contains tonnes of educational presentations (Power Points, mostly). Check it out: http://pppst.com/ Pete’s Power Point Station.

It describes itself thus: “Free presentations in PowerPoint format, and free interactive activities for kids.”

Links to resources in language, arts, math, science, social studies, seasonal and special themes, reading and writing, art music drama and dance, plants and animals, health and safety, abc’s fairy tales, physical education, geography, nutrition and the food pyramid, three branches of government, reading comp, countries and continents and regions, adhd and special need kids, rhyming words and confusing words, parts of speech, world languages, ancient history, bullying, library skills, children’s literature and authors, advertising and propaganda, world history, codes and ciphers and secret messages, clip art, templates, tutorials and more…

Quite a useful site this!

August 5, 2008 Posted by | Educational, Teacher resources, Websites | Leave a comment

Taking sharing to the classroom

The case for Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FOSS) in schools … this is a paper I put together for IOSN (International Open Source Network, South Asia) in Chennai.

It was a learning experience working on it. You can read or download the whole paper from here: http://www.divshare.com/download/3321637-94c

A quote:

In the text above, one is presented with more than just hints of the
varied and many possibilities that FOSS opens up for schools in South Asia.
There is clearly a profusion of tools available, which needs to be
adequately exploited. As of now, however, the lack of easy-to-access FOSS skills could cause a setback in the spread of Free/Libre and Open Source Software in South Asia. The lack of widespread awareness of these tools among educators, and importantly even those drafting the curricula, remains a matter for concern. Steps taken in this regard could go a long way in building a firm basis for the spread of FOSS, in schools and beyond.

August 5, 2008 Posted by | Educational, Free Software, Resource listings, Teacher resources, Websites | Leave a comment