I have been focusing a lot on iPads, I know, but this is for you laptop/desktop teachers out there!
There are many sites that offer you the ability to create a homepage with your favorite sites. I chose to use tizmos.com because: 1) it was free 2) it was easy for me 3) it is easy for the kids (each link is represented by an image of the site's homepage).
my public tizmos is found at www.tizmos.com/kgrade You can make your own, or use mine.
So, on my student's computers I make this the homepage, or on the macs I have put it on the bookmarks bar. (Delete all of apple's bookmarks by using the two finger click, then chose delete). Then when I want my students to go to a new site, all I have to do is update my tizmos (copy and paste a link, that's all) and they can easily find it at school (and home too) even if they can't read yet.
Using technology in meaningful, developmentally appropriate ways to make learning come alive and differentiate instruction so that all students achieve. I hope this blog is helpful to anyone utilizing technology with children. If you have found it useful, I appreciate you letting me know and sharing with others.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Using websites with kids? you need Tizmos.com
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