Tech Resources

March 26, 2009 at 6:51 am (Uncategorized)

There are thousands of free educational resources on the web and I know teachers are always looking for new, easier, more interactive, relevant sites that help facilitate learning. While seaching the web I found the following sites to be interesting and new (to me).

eyePlorer is a new way to interact with knowledge. The site can be used to research facts and information about a given topic. EyePlorer scans the web (mainly Wikipedia) and extracts information, “eyespots”, onto a circular graph. From there you can click on the heading or “eyespots” to open a text box that contains a sentence summary. You can then click and drag the sentence into the notepad located on the right side if you find that information is relevant to your search.

eyeplorer

I know that a lot of teachers are not fans of students using Wikipedia but it is a great tool to use to find some quick facts and to gain some quick background knowledge. Its definitely worth a look!

Sqool Tube offers educational videos for elementary and some middle school students (K-8). Sqooltube put together a collection of Youtubes educational videos. The videos range from Math, Science, Spanish, Early Childhood, Holidays, Books, etc.

sqooltube

HippoCampus “offers multimedia lessons and course materials to help you with your instruction, homework and studies. You can browse multimedia lessons or complete courses, and find help with the topics covered in popular textbooks.” Hippocampus targets high school students and offers a range of subjects. This can be beneficial for all students when reviewing a concept or when reteaching is needed.

hippo_campus_logo

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2 Comments

  1. aylingn said,

    Good work Joni! I just took a quick look at eyeplorer and school tube. School tube is something that might be useful for new ideas in the preschool classroom. I am going to add it to my faves. Thank you 🙂

  2. Ståle said,

    SqoolTube, not to be confused with SchoolTube

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