21Things Post #11

I am forever getting great stuff from folks in my PLN.  Two websites that I was introduced to recently are interesting:  This first one – Kidblog looks promising and will need to be sanctioned by OITMS before anyone uses it.  The premise is the same as classblogmeister – simple safe blogging for students. Instructional blogging – like writing prompts, journal entries and literature circles.  The interface of the Kidblog platform is clean, slick and updated.  I haven’t played with it at all to see if it has the same features as the blogmeister.  We’ll have to see…

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The other site is  Carrotsticks.com – it’s a math game.  It’s very cute and just for practice in basic math facts.  The only part that is free is the addition part, but I played and had fun.  “competed with two other kids” and even had a progress report and achievement certificate sent to “my parents” email address.  I think there may be some real use for this in a classroom setting.

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One thought on “21Things Post #11

  1. Hi Ruth, my name is Pete Koomen, and I’m a member of the CarrotSticks team–we’re glad you liked CarrotSticks! I justed wanted to point out additionally that the full version of CarrotSticks is completely free for school/classroom use. Educators interested in using CarrotSticks with their students can set up a free classroom account by emailing us at support@carrotsticks.com. We’d love to hear from you!

    Pete, Co-founder, CarrotSticks

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