I've been wrestling with a quick and easy way to direct students to
relevant web sites. Our new web site management system is great, but a
little clunky for quickly adding links. We have a wiki that will serve
as a repository for curricular resources, but again, it takes time to
add links to this. I also have envisioned one page of links for kids
to reference, so that little ones in particular do not have to do a
lot of web browser navigating.
So, the other day after speaking with technoguru principal, Tim Lauer,
about how he keeps web sites up to date on his school's machines, I
decided to try Pageflakes (http://www.pageflakes.com/).
Here is a tutorial wiki on Pageflakes that explains everything you
need to know:
Techwithme: PageFlakes for Education
And, here are the ones I created for teachers at NKO focused on
currently taught math topics:
NKO Pageflakes Home
Research and Resources
Fun For Kids
These pages are works in progress, so stay tuned!
Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year,
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