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Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. Storytelling Activities & Lesson Ideas. Storytelling Activities & Lesson Ideas This collection of storytelling activities-developed by storyteller/author Heather Forest for her storytelling workshops with students, teachers, and librarians-can be expanded by educators into language arts lesson plans to support speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Storytelling Activities & Lesson Ideas

Storytellers on Tour 1001 Nights Festival A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words A Story Treasure Hunt Old Time Radio Show Finding Stories in Songs Story Circle Local Historians Collecting Family Stories Puzzle Tale: Putting the Pieces Together Front Door: An Imaginary Journey Chain Sentence. Tutoriales interactivos de salud. Languages Online. Building Your Own Textbook. Textbooks are a multi-billion dollar industry -- an estimated $3.5 billion for the K-12 market alone.

Building Your Own Textbook

But the growing availability of digital content and open educational resources (OER) is giving schools the opportunity to bypass some of the traditional expenses of textbook purchasing. It's also giving teachers the opportunities to build their own textbooks. No doubt the move from print to digital content is shaking up the entire publishing industry. But the opportunity to shake up and rethink textbooks seems particularly profound. When you digitize other types of books -- novels, for example -- you (probably) want to retain the layout and the chronology of the original print version. You can also include in a digital textbook (or "course packet" or whatever we'd call this new collection of materials) just those resources that students are actually assigned to work through. States and districts are increasingly turning to these sorts of open resources, particularly as budgets shrink.

The Edible Schoolyard Project. Letter to Jane Magazine for iPad + Source Code by Tim Moore » Updates. Contrary to what you might have believed, production on Letter to Jane has never stopped and today I wanted to share a preview with you all.

Letter to Jane Magazine for iPad + Source Code by Tim Moore » Updates

The app has been rebuilt from scratch thanks to all the wonderful new things I've learned since becoming the Creative Director for 29th Street Publishing. I posted a preview of the app on Letter to Jane not too long ago, and I'd encourage you to check it out if you haven't. I'd also like to share a quick demo video of what the core of the app will function. How this handles images is something I've spent a great deal on and it is the heart and soul of this app. Thanks to my time with Port and 29th Street I learned enough to build this gallery from the ground up and hope it's simple enough to use so that you can make an array of your photos and that's it, the app will resize for you, (as anything there's a bit more to it, but that's essentially it).

Also... Vimeo Music Store is a Great Resource for Your Educational Videos. You’ve asked your class to make a video to chronicle the school year or some other project and now the question of background music rears its ugly head.

Vimeo Music Store is a Great Resource for Your Educational Videos

Students will want to use their favorite song and then you have to explain the issue of copyright. After they understand that they can’t use certain music without permission or a license they ask: “Where do I find music I can legally use?” A couple of days ago, Vimeo opened their Vimeo Music Store that gives a lot of music background options. Introducing Vimeo Music Store from Vimeo Staff on Vimeo. The Vimeo Music Store has several different licensing options and you can find out all about them on their Frequently Asked Questions page.

Vimeo has also served up a nice tutorial on how to use their new store: Music Store Tutorial from Vimeo Staff on Vimeo. In addition to the Vimeo Music Store, Creative Commons has some advice and resources for finding music for your videos. Have fun making great classroom videos! Motivator: Create your own customized motivational poster. Apps in Education. Museum Box Homepage. 100 Free Foreign Language Classes Online. March 1st, 2010 If you have always wanted to learn a language but were too put off by the high cost associated with most classes, then take a look at all these great opportunities to learn a foreign language online, at no cost to you.

100 Free Foreign Language Classes Online

With so many learning opportunities online, it is a shame not to take advantage of all that you can, so be sure to spend some time with these classes. Whether you want to learn one of the major world languages or want something a little less popular, there are sure to be lessons here to help you start to speak whatever language you are interested in learning. French If you want to learn French, no matter your experience level, then check out these free classes.

BBC Languages French. Spanish From the basics to more advanced college courses in Spanish, see what is available in this listing. Learn Spanish. German Learn German from these free classes. BBC Languages German. Italian Italian Language Course. Portuguese BBC Languages Portuguese. Japanese Chinese Chinese I. Useful Handcrafted Videos.