Free Websites that Teach Coding for Kids Free websites that teach coding for kids are a wonderful tool to help kids (and adults) learn the language and style that computers are written in. We live in a very different world now than 30 years ago. Thirty years ago nobody I knew had smart phones, used the internet, or carried tablets. Today, my toddlers can navigate all three and my preschoolers want to know how they work. My 3rd grader started looking for help to code her own apps a few months ago. I started this collection as we browsed the internet for something written for her.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Great Platforms for Primary Source Documents July11, 2014 Resources like the Library of Congress have considerable archives and documents available, and many of them have taken their collections online. Use these search tools to get access to these incredible resources. Library of Congress: In this incredible library, you’ll get access to searchable source documents, historical photos, and amazing digital collections. Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki - Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki Welcome to Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki. This wiki was created to be a one-stop shop for great ideas and information for all types of librarians. All over the world, librarians are developing successful programs and doing innovative things with technology that no one outside of their library knows about. There are lots of great blogs out there sharing information about the profession, but there is no one place where all of this information is collected and organized. That's what we're trying to do.
Modern Playhouses by Play Modern The concept for Play Modern Cuba and 2Cuba playhouses prove the that the best concepts grow from what you know. Like many kids, architect Kimball Hales’ three children enjoyed nothing more than playing “house” inside a cardboard refrigerator box. Harnessing his insights into the psyches of the young, his interest in small spaces and prefab kits, and his experience designing modern, sustainable buildings as an architect at Hufft Projects, Hales and his wife decided to developed a modern playhouse. Knowing that the novelty of new toys wears off fairly quickly, they aimed for a model one could re-invent, so when the kids inevitably got tired of the playhouse, it wouldn’t take long to reconfigure and make new again.
The Elementary Entourage: Technology Tips & Tricks: Do you Symbaloo? Hello friends! It's Kim here from For a Love of Teaching to introduce you to one of my favorite technology organizing tools! Have you heard of Symbaloo? Do you have websites bookmarked here, there, and everywhere? Do you have amazing websites you've found over time to use in your classroom or with your students, but can never find them when you need them?
100 Search Engines For Academic Research Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. Help a Child Write a Book Review Learn All Year Long Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important? Download the flyer (PDF) ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Beach Picnic in A Jar One of favorite parts of being a Mott’s Mom is the fun topics they want us to talk about with you and for June the topic is ‘Picnics’. I loved this topic as picnicking is such a integral part of the American Summer. For our family, we picnic at the beach as we live close to Misquamicut Beach. One of our favorite, and honestly, magical habits is to head to the beach and have a casual dinner picnic. With my current obsession with Ball jars, I decided to give a picnic in a jar a try. Why You ask?
The 5 Emerging Educational Technologies You Should Know about January31, 2014 The educational landscape is witnessing a drastic change due to the use and integration of emerging technologies. However, though these changes are revolutionary but they are still far from being transformative because the gap between the technologies our students are using out of school and the ones they have access to inside the walls of school is widening. With the emergence and massive uptake of these new emerging technologies, there appeared a new learning culture one which is catalyst of the culture schools should encourage and cultivate. 20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently Millions of people use Google search every day for a variety of reasons. Students use it for school, business people use it for research, and millions more use it for entertainment. Did you know that you may not be using Google search to its full potential? Here are 20 tips and tricks to maximize your search efficiency. 1.
The Beginner's Guide to Vine Vine's meteoric rise through the social media world comes as little surprise to anyone who's browsed through the looping six-second video clips that define the app. When Twitter acquired Vine in October 2012 — before the app had even launched — the social network explained the move as part of their search for the next big thing. Living up to expectations, the video sharing app saw 403% growth between Q1 and Q3 of 2013. Learning how to utilize all of Vine's features effectively probably seems daunting to a beginner, so we've created this guide to help get you started.
Company Makes Custom Stuffed Toys Out of Children's Drawings Child’s Own Studio does something pretty neat: If you supply the studio with a drawing a child made, the studio will produce a stuffed toy using the child’s drawing as the blueprint. Are you an overprotective parent who will stop at nothing to make sure your child is both safe from possibly iffy design choices, but also one who makes sure their child gets exactly what they want at all times always? Child’s Own Studio actually prefers you, stating that the more directions provided, the better. On the site’s official FAQ, it is noted that there isn’t a set price, and the studio will provide a quote once the child’s drawing is received, though standard U.S. and Canadian shipping will cost $15. The toy ends up being around 12 to 14 inches long on average, and the toy takes about 2 to 4 weeks to make once the payment is received, though rush orders are possible, there will be an extra fee for that. (Child’s Own Studio via Hacker News)