Thursday, January 24, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Primary Games- a fun way to study is full of great educational games that kids can play for free! As you can see in the image to the left, there are games for four content areas, language arts, math, social studies, and science. The games and the website itself are very intuitive which is great because kids will spend more time learning through games and less time trying to navigate a website. The teacher resource page, which they refer to as a "curriculum center," provides lists of games and activities sorted by subject and grade level.

Applications for Educators

The curriculum guide that provides is a thorough and easy to search guide for teachers. Kids will be engaged with the games Primary Games offers while practicing and learning new skills and new knowledge. Primary Games will get kids excited about language arts, math, science, and social studies!

Free Technology For Teachers: Intel on Education from Davos

The YouTube channel dedicated to the Davos question at the World Economic Forum is publicizing a wide range of responses to the question. This response from Intel's Chairman, Craig Barrett, is of special interest to educators. I played this clip for my students and they were impressed by the succinct and deep answer, "education." Watch Mr. Barrett's comments in the video below.

Free Techology For Teachers: Sierra Club Chronicles

The Sierra Club Chronicles is a series of seven documentary style videos about a variety of ecological issues and their connection to politics and economics. The video are available for free download on the Sierra Club website. All seven videos are also available for purchase on DVD for only $10. I have embedded a sample video below.

Application for Educators
The Sierra Club Chronicles provides science and social studies teachers with useful videos demonstrating the role of economics and politics in ecological issues.

Free Technology for Teachers: Safer web browsing with ScrubIT

ScrubIT is a useful web browser for parents and teachers concerned about kids stumbling on to inappropriate materials. In addition to filtering inappropriate material, ScrubIT also filters malicious (spyware) content and phishing (scammer) websites and IP addresses. ScrubIT is available as a free download for Windows XP and Windows 2000.