Wednesday, December 29, 2010


We use Drupal for our school district website.  It was quite a learning curve!  We are still in Drupal 5 largely because of that learning curve and the modules we need, but can now upgrade to Drupal 6.  We will be working on our theme so that it will be compatible and then do the final upgrade.  The site I want to feature today is Drupal Garden, it allows you to create a website using Drupal 7, and it is awesome.  I do know a bit about using was able to get around pretty easily but I do love the management features and getting a look at how Drupal 7 might function.  You can actually create your site and then export it so that you can host it yourself.  If your district is looking at a Content Management System, Drupal is one of the biggest, but for those who are accustom to using FrontPage or DreamWeaver to create websites it is a very new kind of environment. This would be a good way to get a look at that environment before making the move.  We are still novices and sometimes call in an outside consultant to help us when we are trying out very new things but it has been interesting!

Take a look at Drupal Gardens

Friday, December 17, 2010

10 Alternatives To Bookmarking

I used Delicious for a long time, I switched a couple of years ago to Diigo but kept my Delicious account. Now Delicious is being shut down so here are alternative sites for those of you who are using it. Delicious was a really good service but I am sure you can find something you will like. Remember to export you Delicious bookmarks so you don't lose them.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Take a look at this great website with easy to use games tools.  You and your students can design fun learning games to help them review for tests, reinforce key concepts and just make learning a fun experience!
Super Teacher Tools

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Free Online Games | Free Games | Online Games | Pogo Games

Lots of fun, free online versions of the board games so many adults are familiar with. Scrabble is one of my own favorites!!! Free Online Games | Free Games | Online Games | Pogo Games


A video game for US history. Students become a young person during the revolutionary war. they have to make decisions about their own involvement ex. do they support the empire or do they side with the revolutionaries. Students can save progress and come back to finish the game! Mission US | THIRTEEN

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 advent created by ktenkely based on Kindergarten

This is a fun Christmas gift for all of you teachers out there. Click on a link each day for advent and discover a new Web 2.0 tool to use with your students! Another truly clever idea for iLearn Technology. You could do something similar with your own students to make an advent calendar!!! advent created by ktenkely based on Kindergarten

Simple Timer + Clocks :: Add-ons for Firefox

Simple Timer + Clocks :: Add-ons for Firefox

Add a timer and clocks to FireFox.