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Edmodo - Social Learning Network for K-12 Channel. RedKid.Net. Web 2.0 for the Under 13s crowd. Jul 05 As I lamented in my last post, many of the fabulous Web tools out there are restricted to users 13 and over.

Web 2.0 for the Under 13s crowd

This limits what Elementary/Primary schools students can access online to create content to collaborate. To save others at school some time, then, I have compiled a list of popular/well known Web tools that can and can’t be used by children under 13 – 1), so we are legally covered in what we are allowing our students to use and 2), so they know what is available. Please note that generally the sites that allow for under 13s still ask for parental permission ( even Edmodo if you haven’t read the Terms of Use) so a solid school user agreement is needed to use these tools. Some of the sites are not US based so are not bound by COPPA and CIPA regulations. The difficulty with some sites’ policies is that they don’t all state emphatically that Under 13s are not allowed. Contact sites if you are unclear what their policies are saying. Teachweb2 - home.

Technology and Education. Latest update 4th June 2013 - These are some of the best free internet resources for education.

Technology and Education

This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here. This list is not exhaustive in any way. In fact, if you think there is a tool or application for use in education that should be added to this list, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and suggest it! is a fun site to create text-to-speech animations.Alice is a 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing. Many thanks to Heather for her photograph. It's a memory thing - Tales of Things. PicMonkey - Photo Editing Made of Win. Cool Tools for Drawing and Painting. Visual literacy is a 21st Century Skill that requires students to interpret, use and create media in ways to encourage critical thinking, decision-making, communication and learning.

Cool Tools for Drawing and Painting

With easy access to copyright-friendly digital images and a growing number of web 2.0 resources for manipulating them, it's certainly worth offering students the option of conveying a message visually. Let's take a closer look at one way to design effective learning experiences to promote visual literacy. Cool Tools for Multimedia. Would you like to improve your students' writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world?

Cool Tools for Multimedia

Learn how to leverage the power of Google Docs to help students write better and more frequently than with pencil and paper. Join me and Infinitec as we explore ways to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum by utilizing the latest Google Docs features and writing supports. Hot Topics to Explore: -the built-in research tool. -integrated writing tools. -opportunities to include digital citizenship. -differentiation through classroom management. Cool Tools for Vocabulary. Are you wondering where to begin to adopt the Common Core Vocabulary Standards?

Cool Tools for Vocabulary

While there are many specific vocabulary standards clearly listed in the K-12 Language Strand, it's helpful and important to look at Academic Vocabulary from the big picture view. This webinar will unpack the Common Core Academic Vocabulary Shift by taking a closer look at the three targeted tiers of vocabulary. Join Susan Oxnevad as she explores some free and user friendly digital tools and effective instructional practices to support the necessary direct instruction of tier 2 and tier 3 words.