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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Childsplay - Educational Games

Childsplay is a free, open source, package of educational games designed for students ages 2 through 9. The games are free downloads for use on Mac, Windows, and Linux systems.





Below is a screenshot of a flashcard game from Childsplay.

Free Technology For Teachers: Claroline.net - Make Your Own Online Classroom










Claroline.net is an open source program that gives users the freedom to create their own online classroom. With Claroline teachers can produce assessment activities, post and collect assignments, build a wiki, monitor student activities, and create chat rooms or discussion forums. Claroline is available as a free download for Mac, Windows, and Linux systems. Claroline can be installed on individual computers or installed on a server.

Applications for Educators
If you've been looking for an online classroom environment that is different from the "cookie cutter" websites, then Claroline could be the application for you. The creative freedom that Claroline users have means that teachers can customize activities for any grade level or content area.



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