Facebook for parents (and teachers)

March 3, 2011

The Parents’ Guide to Facebook by Anne Collier and Larry Magid provides valuable advice for to parents, whether they themselves use Facebook or not. The guide has numerous screenshots and pieces of practical advice written in clear, concise language.

iPad: Consumption or creation?

March 2, 2011

Is the iPad only a consumption device, or can it truly be a productive device for creation? Dan Froelich shares his thoughts, as well as what this means for education.

Become a Beetle Detective and ferret out invasive insects

March 1, 2011

The Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer beetle are wreaking havoc on trees across America. Beetle Detectives, a site from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has put out an APB for some science-minded sleuths to snoop around local flora to see if they can spot these bugs.

Read Across America goes high tech March 2nd

February 25, 2011

March 2 is Read Across America day, as well as Dr. Seuss’ birthday. While that doesn’t necessarily evoke a day filled with technology-enriched activities, it has become so thanks to the availability of web conferencing, social media, and even blogs.

Four decades of The Mini Page, now online

February 17, 2011

After delighting young readers for more than 40 years in newspapers across the country, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library has published digital archives of The Mini Page’s more than 2,000 issues dating from 1969 through 2007.

Idiom Dictionary shows students the ins and outs of idioms

February 16, 2011

The IdiomDictionary is an online source for learning about idioms. With a simple interface, the site gives you not only the definitions, but also some historical background on the phrases and examples in a sentence.