Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Starfall - Learning to Read and Write

Starfall.com is another of the great resources that was shared at the FOSS VT conference. Starfall is a great resource for early literacy teachers. Starfall has many free teaching resources including pdf files of handouts to use with students. For students Starfall has numerous online games designed to teach reading and writing skills. Starfall.com includes a page for parents discussing activities that they can do with their children to help them learn to read and write.

Applications for Education
Starfall.com has a great download center where teachers will find numerous activities and materials available for free. Each of the Starfall activities includes ideas for modifying activities based on a student's ability. The educational games on Starfall are suitable for students aged three and above. Most of the games for learning the alphabet are easy enough to navigate that even very young students will benefit from using the game.