Free audio book downloads

One of my students is in the process of reading the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis on her iPad which led me to conduct a search on what is available for free. I found Dan Coleman’s blog which reads:“ Before the days of Harry Potter, generations of young readers let their imaginations take flight with The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels written by C. S. Lewis…Now, […]

Downloading YouTube Clips Free – No Software Needed!

KEEPVID allows you to download clips from YouTube in a range of file formats and it is simple to use. If you are downloading a YouTube clip and intend on inserting it into a SMART Notebook document the file format that you need is .flv. Below is a great video tutorial on how to use KEEPVID.   Don’t forget to ask the creator of the video for permission to download […]

YouTube For Schools

Did you know that there is a YouTube for Schools? YouTube for Schools gives you a way to access educational videos from inside your school network. YouTube for Schools gives schools the ability to access a broad set of educational videos on YouTube EDU and to select the specific videos that are accessible from within your school network. For further information visit YouTube for Schools frequently asked questions.

Storyline Online: Free stories

Storyline online provides a range of stories suitable for Junior Primary students. You simply select a story, select read to me and then the site will navigate you to a YouTube clip where a person introduces themselves and then reads you the story. There are also activities related to the story which you can view or download. Awesome!

Primary area and perimeter resources

Free Interactive Sites: Interactive Shape Explorer: This site enables students to explore and compare area and perimeter measurements. Virtual Pin Board: You will need to scroll down to the virtual pin board. A Party is Being Planned: This is a higher order thinking site which requires students to design the floor plan for a party. Area and Perimeter of Polyanimal: Video based resources, cool. Free Notebooks to Download: Please note, […]

Minecraft and isle of tune

Recently at a conference I presented my latest edublog on 3D design using Google Sketchup 8 http://3design.edublogs.org/  . I also mentioned that this same activity could be created using Minecraft creative mode. Below is a video of a school which my son designed using Minecraft creative mode and isle of tune to create the music. Please note, we couldn’t find free recording software which would play the two simultaneously, hence, it […]