Thursday, January 31, 2008

Every Country in the World

The internet is such a great place to learn and to network. I decided to combine these great attributes as a learning tool for students. Every Country In The World is a blog where visitors can leave a comment about the place they live and tidbit about their culture. So, if you know anyone who lives in an interesting place send them this link and let's learn together.

Monday, January 28, 2008

The Top Ten Open Source Applications for Educators

Open Source is a great resource for educators not only because it is free, but many times you can find specific applications for your needs. Click through the Google slide show and click on the links if you would like to download any of the applications.

Please comment on any that I may have left out

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The World is Flat

Last week at one of my low socio-economic schools we connected interactively to a Japanese classroom using a program called Skype. Students prepared questions about each others culture and the lesson culminated with each class teaching the other class how to count to ten in their respective language. Skype is free download that connects users via the Internet using a webcam and computer speakers to make a video conference call for free. (The paid version allows you to call telephones anywhere in the world for a fraction of the price)

For more information or even to download go to
Here is the equipment that we used...