my bookmarks 10/31/2013

  • “All of the best K-5 online, interactive, educational games and simulations in one place!  
    Look for NEW activities added for the 2013-2014 school year!”

    tags: interactive smartboard math music online activities games gamification

  • “Why Membean in Your School?
    Incredibly effective vocabulary learning.

    Membean provides guided, engaging, multimodal vocabulary instruction while our Adaptive Reinforcement Engine helps students retain what they learn.

    ✓ Multiple ways to learn each word
    ✓ Customized learning for each student
    ✓ Web-based, nothing to install.
    Knowing the meanings of words, and being able to use them, is an essential skill for both reading comprehension and effective writing. Researchers have long known that teaching individual words is essential, but it’s even more important to build a student’s word consciousness. “

    tags: vocabulary membean tests tools

  • “The students go through a calibration process to identify the words they don’t know.  Then the Membean system provides each student with a very large set of words they need to learn.  They use words in context, memory hooks, roots, related words, and examples from real life to convey what each word means.  Video, images, and text are all used to explain meaning.  The Membean system knows when students have learned words, and will repeat exposure when words are not learned”

    tags: vocabulary tools efl

  • “Symbaloo for Classroom Curation
    One of the challenges of having online tech tools for your students is finding a way to manage them.  Do you use a tool that bookmarks them in one place, giving students easy access?  I’ve tried a number of curation tools, and always come back to Symbaloo. 

    Symbaloo allows you to set up a “web mix” of tiles, each tile linking to your favorite websites.  You can colorize the tiles, add short titles, and even a small image.  You can then post the link on your class’s web page for all to access. “

    tags: symbaloo classroom curation management dashboard

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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