The National Museum of the American Indian has put its
collection of Indian art and artifacts online. It has one
o f the most extensive
c ollections in the world,
w ith 825,000 items
span-n ing more than
y ears of history and more
1,200 historic and
c ontemporary indigenous
c ultures. Visitors can take
a tour or search the website for objects, places, peoples and
cultures, and artists and individuals.
Innovative Language now offers a
program called Pocket Language for
the iPhone and iTouch. It features audio lessons, a voice recorder tool, and
touch screen controls. Best suited for
learners age 12 and older.
MORE INFO: www.innovativelanguage.com/
Tell Me More is a language software program that provides interactive and real-world learning experiences. This
program includes learning opportunities for children in
reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary,
and culture with immediate feedback to improve students'
Coming Next Issue in
GoKnow’s mobile learning
environment enables teachers to
create comprehensive lessons with a broad
range of media and third-party applications.
Students can work with the learning activities by syncing their computers with their teachers’ computers via the
Internet. The MLE includes programs that let students map
concepts, animate their drawings, surf relevant parts of the
Internet, and integrate their lessons and assignments. It also
includes mini versions of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Chatterbox offers more than 120 ready-to-use lesson plans,
disguised as a game, to help children learn life skills. The game
covers topics such as people skills, money management, and
goal planning. It is designed to improve student achievement
and test scores, increase self-confidence, decrease class disruptions, and improve school culture.
UNESCO has created an
interactive Atlas of the
World’s Languages in
Danger. Parents, teachers, and students can
search 2,500 languages
that are facing extinction
as well as 230 that have
disappeared since 1950. The online edition of the atlas is online edition of the atlas is
Going Portable Brightboards Can Outshine Whiteboards
Selecting the right portable computing Interactive brightboards offer a cheaper way
device is important to maximize learning. to engage all students in a classroom when
Jennifer Corn, Brian Bouterse, and Eliza- an interactive whiteboard isn’t available. Keith
beth O. Halstead of the Friday Institute for Vallis, head of learning technologies at Barker
Educational Innovation in North Carolina offer College in New South Wales, talks about what
six questions to consider before launching you need to get started.
a portable technology-enhanced learning
Show Me How to Get the Money
Wondering how you can still get stimulus
money to fund transformational ed tech programs at your school? Davis Brock, director of
technology for Elmore County Public Schools
in Wetumpka, Alabama, shares his strategies
for applying for grants.