I thought I would share something I came across on Twitter. Basically, it is an online application that allows you to create a marvelous website for free! What makes it stand out is the simplicity and clarity of directions (unlike other similar services that I tried before), plus the great variety of options.
Thanks for answering me. Students are on holiday now, but would you like to do some activities together in September when we go back to school? How old are your students? Mine are aged between 7 and 15. I think they will be thrilled to practise their English with other children their own age. At least online! Thanks again. Keep in touch!
Inspirational indeed! Ellen recommended your page and visiting it exceeded my expectations. Where are you from? Thank you for sharing all these beauties. Would you mind my using some of them to teach my students? I would really like to talk to you, I feel I have a lot to learn.
I just thought of this... do you know there are a lot of great things you can do with potato or pill or roly poly bugs? And it doesn't hurt them...and they're very easy to collect. I have an entire book devoted to scientific exploration of these creatures! (somewhere...)
Great tumble! Tumblr was the first web 2.0 program I found... even before ning : ). (That doesn't include the chat rooms of the mid 90's, but we didn't call anything web 2.0 back then... oh, I am so old... I was getting up there then!)
I have been sick, and haven't been able to think of much to post lately... struggling with if I still want to teach. If I do, I think I have to go to Alaska to do it. (My gentle ways in the classroom do not fit in with public education in the US... I"m not going to change, and I am out-manned and out-gunned.. the only solution I can think of is to be left alone in the woods somewhere to ply my wares ; ).... but I am tired! Is that too hard? It's so cold up there, and so dark all winter (Bering Straight is one possibility)
Cristina, what great sites!! They've gone to the top of my photo sites for browsing : )
Do you know you can grab the images from the DP site by going into the tools>page info>media, and looking down the list for the file? If there is a higher quality image available (better than what you can get from a screen shot) you can usually find it there. As a last resort, go into the page source... but that takes some looking :D If you are interested in how to grab stuff off the web but are confused as to how, I can give more specific directions... but I know not everyone is obsessed with this!
What are we going to do with our photo club? There is no way we can collect all the best photos in the world! Even if we are very, very fussy!
I think you should make a post about where you find your photos... if you use 'edit discussion' when you add to it, it will be easy to move our stuff over to a different forum (perhaps the sharing one?) if we decide to later.
Anything in the comment boxes is a pain to move.
Have you been to my Portland Free School site? Most of the content comes from stuff I post here, but the site is accessible to students (not filtered in the US), and I hope organized so kids can get around it easily.
The site is perpetually in process- I work on it here and there, and change the extras on the main page at least once a month (I have to change the featured activities soon- they've been up too long!)
Well, this is still fun... even if it isn't what was first imagined!