Storming Juno

junoWith the 70 year anniversary tomorrow for the D-Day Invasion, I remembered this interactive that gives students a visual and audio journey through the event. Students are directed to click and drag around while hot-spots appear to provide video re-enactments and interviews with survivors.

The URL: http://www.stormingjuno.com/#/intro

Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary

visdictionaryMy friend, Ann Blakely, told me about this site last week. The Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary is a collection of visual illustrations. The site explains itself: “The Visual Dictionary Online is an interactive dictionary with an innovative approach. From the image to the word and its definition, the Visual Dictionary Online is an all-in-one reference. Search the themes to quickly locate words, or find the meaning of a word by viewing the image it represents. What’s more, theVisual Dictionary Online helps you learn English in a visual and accessible way. The Visual Dictionary Online is ideal for teachers, parents, translators and students of all skill levels.”

The URL: http://visual.merriam-webster.com/

Project Pixel Press

Pixel_PressMy first day back after some time off requires a great site recommendation, so that gives me a chance to tell you about a site my brother, Brian, showed me. Project Pixel Press allows students to create, draw and share their own video games. I haven’t gotten much further beyond my initial excitement so if you know more about it and want to share, please do so!

The URL: http://projectpixelpress.com/

Scrawlar

scrawlarThis site offers a collaborative word processing tool. The teacher creates an account and sets up her class user list, then students log in with a class code and unique password. There are a range of features such as no requirement for student email addresses, students may create on a tablet then print from a pc, and there is nothing to install because it’s all done in HTML 5.

The URL: http://www.scrawlar.com/