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New Sites to Explore

You may noticed the updated look of our blog, there's a new template feature and it has lots of flexibility to I decided to change it up and give us a fresh new look :).
For my 'O Wau, I've been flipping through the June issue of eSchool News. In publications like these, I like to see what new tools are out there and what schools are doing. So I'm getting back to basics and asking you to explore some of these sites:
  • Grockit - like Facebook but for learning. FLVS just did a pilot with their algebra students and will e expanding to incorporate some of the content. I tried my hand at the SAT prep. It's an interesting concept of social gaming and competition while learning. I have an account so e-mail me if you want to use mine.
  • SAS Curriculum Pathways - web-based activities in core subjects for grades 8-12. Lessons take an inquiry-based approach. Watch the tour.
  • BrainPop - animated content organized by subject area with lots of activities. I liked the idea of the site and all it offered but there's so much that you could get lost. Take a tour.
For the content side, I was more thinking of these tools for the future of campus since this is not cultural content. I did like some of the design aspects for us and to just know what's out there.

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