Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Vocabulary Word Games

Vocabulary Learning Fun is a free website that shares technology with SpellingCity.comThey recently added five educational word games that are worth bookmarking for regular use with your students:

Slang - a game that teaches common idiomatic English expressions

SAT Words - a vocabulary word game teaching a 1000 words commonly found on the SATs

Eight Letters in Search of A word - This is fun and educational to play in groups or alone.

MatchIt - This implementation allows you work your way systematically through the entire dictionary. It helps build grammar skills since there are various forms of the same word.

Letter Blocks - A great implementation of the word game where you form words from adjacent letters under time pressure to advance through levels.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Educational Conference Schedule

BrainPlop Conference schedule

February 2-4, 2009 - Etech Ohio Columbus, OH
February 4-6, 2009 TCEA Austin, TX
February 9-10, 2009 PETE&C Hershey, PA
February 16-17, 2009 Mobile Learning Washington, DC
February 20-12, 2009 AASA San Francisco, CA - STEVE to attend?
February 23-24, 2009 VSTE Virginia Beach, VA
February 24-27, 2009 ICE St. Charles, IL
March 5-7, 2009 CUE Palm Springs, CA
March 10-12, 2009 CoSN Austin, TX
March 13-16, 2009 ASCD Orlando, FL - CONSIDER
March 27, 2009 Palm Beach County District Tech Fair Palm Beach, FL - REGISTER
March 19-21, 2009 NSTA New Orleans, LA
March 22-24, 2009 WEMTA Madison, WI
June 28–July 1, 2009 NECC Washintgon, D.C.
August 19, 2008 Houston ISD Houston, TX
October 6-7, 2008 ITiE Symposium 08 London, UK
September 14-16, 2008 EdNet Boston, MA
oct 13-15 Oct Handheld Learning London, UK
October 14-16, 2008 ILC San Jose, CA
October 14, 2008 NJAET Lakewood, NJ
October 17, 2008 Hillsborough County Elementary Vendor Day Tampa, FL
October 28-30, 2008 NSBA T+L Seattle, WA
October 30-November 1 National Middle School Association Denver, CO
November 5-7, 2008 GaETC Atlanta, GA
November 5-7, 2008 South Carolina EdTech Conference Myrtle Beach, SC
November 19-20, 2008 NABSE Atlanta, GA
November 24-25, 2008 NYSCAT Rochester, NY
December 8-9, 2008 TIES 2008 Education Technology Conference Minneapolis, MN
December 10-11, 2008 TETC Nashville, TN
January 14-17, 2009 BETT London, UK
January 22-24, 2009 FETC Orlando, FL

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Audio Word Match

SpellingCity just totally revised the Audio Word Match game which follows on the heels of a huge upgrade of their
The New Audio Word Match Game does exactly what Lisa D suggested: it shows each word for awhile after they get it right. Also, they seem to have switched to the more traditional matching game where there is only type of card.

Best of all, they've added a FULL SCREEN MODE which looks great on the SmartBoard Whileboard or Promethean ActivBoard!