Any K– 12 teacher
in a U.S. school is
eligible to apply
for a Samsung
Techwin America is offering 50 document cameras to K– 12
teachers based on need. The goal of the grant program is to
help teachers upgrade the quality of technology tools in U.S.
schools. Applications are due June 15, 2009.
Excelsior has introduced Pinnacle
Suite, a system
learning by aligning cu rriculum and assessments with
instructional practices. The centerpiece of the suite is the
gradebook, which supports standards-based learning environments. Web-based and designed to be easy to use, the
gradebook puts instruction and assessment in the hands of
teachers. Pinnacle aims to bring together all the pieces that
school leaders need to make effective data-informed decisions and build a culture of academic success.
S cience Buddies
i s a free website
t hat offers
resource s for K– 12 science fair participants. This website supports
hands-on science activities with free Web-based tools, an
ask-an-expert feature, an online network of scientists, and
college and high school students available to help.
Perception Zone is a series of downloadable interactive
3D computer games designed to help kids ages 3–8 learn
to recognize, manipulate, move, and build using 3D objects.
Created by Univers Numeriques, a French publisher of educational video games, Perception Zone is available in French
and English. The price per episode is $5.99.
Children of all ages can
use MakeBeliefsComix to
improve their literacy skills
as well as practice their
language lessons. The free
website allows kids to cre-
ate comic strips by choosing from a selection of characters
and facial expressions, adding word balloons, and coming
up with their own text in English, French, Italian, German,
Latin, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Don Johnston Inc. has created Faceland software to
help children with autism,
Asperger's syndrome, and
recognize and react to facial expressions. Faceland provides
a set of interactive online tools that use an amusement park
theme to guide children through a variety of common expressions. Available for Mac and PC for $179.
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