Showing posts with label Sesame Street. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sesame Street. Show all posts

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Create Sesame Street Fan Fiction on WriteReader

WriteReader recently announced a partnership with Sesame Street that essentially lets students use Sesame Street artwork in their own multimedia stories. As I wrote on Monday, it's essentially fan fiction for elementary school students. Take a look at the following video to see how your students can create their own multimedia Sesame Street stories by using WriteReader.

If you've never tried WriteReader, watch my short video embedded below to learn more about how it works.

Disclosure: WriteReader is currently an advertiser on

Friday, January 11, 2013

Augmented Reality Comes to Sesame Street

This week Qualcomm and Sesame Street Workshop unveiled an augmented reality application called Big Bird's Words. The app will prompt students to find objects that match the words on the mobile devices that they're holding. Students point their mobile device's camera at the object to see if they've found it. When the app will be available to everyone and the price for it (if any) hasn't been revealed yet, but I still think it's worth noting an putting on your list of things to watch for in 2013. Learn more about the apps in the videos below.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

OK Go Explains Primary Colors in Song

From cool Rube Goldberg machines to tightly scripted marching band routines, OK Go produces fantastic music videos. Now they've jumped into making educational videos for kids. In Three Primary Colors, produced with Sesame Street, OK Go explains the three primary colors in a catchy little song.

Applications for Education
After your students get the catchy Three Primary Colors song stuck in their heads, have them try creating pictures using the Three Primary Colors game on the Sesame Street website.

H/T to Brain Pickings

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Kid Should See This - Open Culture for Kids

The Kid Should See This is a neat blog that I started following last week. The blog is written by a mother with some help from her three-years-old child. Each post features a short video that she thinks kids should see. The videos are educational and entertaining in nature. For example, one of yesterday's post features a short video about sand bubbler crabs. And a few days back the post featured the classic Sesame Street clip that you'll see below.

Applications for Education
The Kid Should See This is kind of like Open Culture for kids. If you're looking for some short, educational, and entertaining videos to show to your young student(s), take a look at The Kid Should See This.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sesame Street Turns 40

All week Google has had images of Sesame Street characters on its homepage because next week marks the 40th anniversary of the premier of Sesame Street. Over the years many celebrities have appeared on the show including bands like REM. If you'd like to start your Friday on a happy note, watch this video of REM performing "Furry, Happy, Monsters" on Sesame Street.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Monsters Morning

This morning, the students in my first class of the day were a little "grumpy" and "dragging." One of my students said something to the effect of, "hey why can't you guys be happy" which prompted my mind to think of the band REM performing "Furry Happy Monsters" on Sesame Street. So I jumped on YouTube and brought up a video of REM performing on Sesame Street and played it for my class. Some of them liked it and some were indifferent, but the end result was that the 3 minute video put enough kids in a better mood to make the class more enjoyable for everyone. The video is embedded below.