Glogster: taking posters to a whole new level

Glogster for Education lets you create online posters with graphics, photos, text, video and audio. Wow, what a great tool for student projects. I can see lots of other fun uses for this in public […]

“Then & Now” – Third Grade History Reports

Mill Valley (CA) Library posted a set of photos to flickr of 3rd grade history reports from the Edna Maguire Elementary School. Nice project idea. And great way to share the reports.

Cartoon Network Game Creator

In an effort to get lots of little notes off my desk, I’ve just spent a few minutes playing with the Cartoon Network’s Game Creator. Heard about it in episode 5 of the Games in […]

A Dozen Back to School Uses for Big Huge Labs Trading Card Generator

In a class last week, someone suggested using the the free trading cards generator at as a ‘get to know you’ sort of exercise at the beginning of the school year.  That got me […]

Digital Drugs? Is it April Fool’s Day?

When I saw this column in the paper today Digital Drugs: A new worry for parents, I immediately wondered if I’d been whisked around the calendar to April Fool’s Day. But, no, it’s not April […]

Games in Education Symposium – Aug 19-20

This looks really interesting. Wish I could attend. The second annual Games in Education Symposium, free to middle and high school teachers, is scheduled for Tuesday & Wednesday, August 19-20th and will take place at […]

StoryTubes Gearing Up for Next Year

One of the projects I really enjoy being involved with is our statewide summer reading program. And that’s how I found out about the awesome StoryTubes project. Children from all over the country created short […]

Kindernet – Children’s Search Engine

Just heard about Kindernet, a new children’s search engine. Though the layout isn’t the jazziest at the moment, the search results look useful and age appropriate. The developer left a comment on Phil Bradley’s blog […]


Ok, I can’t resist one more of these fun widgets. This one is for Greg & Jean and all the penguins at the California Academy of Sciences. Source:

When Web Time Is Playtime

An interesting article in the NYTimes tech section today detailing some of the many online social/game/play services for kids. Spore (mentioned towards the end of the article) is due out in September sounds like great […]

Voting time in the StoryTubes video contest

Congratulations to the seven children in New York State who submitted videos about their favorite books to the nationwide StoryTubes video contest. All the New York State entries have been posted to the NYS Summer […]

GoGooligans?? A no go.

I have to admit, I haven’t been keeping up on search tools for kids. So when a colleague popped GoGooligans into my account I thought I’d take a look. The first thing that I […]