Gaming: from Dana
A great website on how video games will affect our children's education. This site gives various resources and a place to add comments or have discussions with other parents and educators.
www.gamesparentsteachers.com

Various websites to find information on gaming:
Power Up: Video Games in Education
Learning to Game and Gaming to Learn: Video Games in Education

Digital Storytelling - From Katie
Using digital storytelling, kids can create digital stories from still images and audio. Kids can also create presentations in the content areas using Photostory 3. Photostory 3 allows you to manipulate still pictures, add text, and audio.

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling http://www.coe.uh.edu/digitalstorytelling/tools.htm
Photostory 3 Tutorial
http://www.jakesonline.org/photostory.htm
Digital Storytelling with Photostory 3 by Joe Zwierzchowski (Erie 1 Boces: CSLO)
http://www.wnyric.org/10551031611575250/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=54465

Teacher Tips - From Jen:
Here is an article that will help reduce teacher stress for the beginning of the school year.
http://www.teachersatrisk.com/


Interactive Activities for Primary Students - From Amy
Here is a link to www.starfall.com. It is a site where you can use interactive activities to make the classroom more fun and inspire a love of reading and writing. Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade.


Digital Native - From Joy
I found a great article about how different digital natives (students) are from digital immigrants (us).
http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf