Monday, January 25, 2010

Read Write Think Gets a Facelift!

The International Reading Association has given the Read Write Think website a new look.  Since 2002, this site continues to be the premier website for Language Arts Literacy educators. Hundreds of lesson plans, interactive activities, printouts and calendar activities are available on this site.  This is a classic site that is definitely worth its weight in gold- and this site is resource heavy! 

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Send an email to your future self!

Future Me is a web tool that will allow you to email yourself reminders or other items at a later date.  You can make this message public or private.  I personally would advise keeping emails private. As a registered member of future me, you can even email others into the future.Thanks Lorenzo Cruz for sharing this resource with us!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Vocabahead- Enhance your Vocabulary Through Animated Video

"[WordAhead] makes learning hard words both fun and interactive for everyone. Especially useful for those preparing for SAT/ACT verbal tests."

This website is an awesome virtual warehouse of animated, engaging videos students can use to learn vocabulary. Students can create their own videos and share them on this website also. Thanks Janet Clark and Alex Gruskin for sharing this resource with us!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Women in Media Video Contest for Newark Students

The purpose of this contest is to encourage youth to think deeply about the significance of Women’s History Month, and the status of women both locally and globally; as well as to challenge youth (particularly young women), who are interested in careers in the film industry to perfect their skill set. To enter, students must create a three minute video which illustrates how the theme of this year’s festival “Breakthroughs in Courage” is exemplified in the lives of women. First, second and third place winners, as well as a People’s Choice winner will be selected. First place winner will receive one hundred dollars ($100). Second place winner will receive fifty dollars ($50), and third place winner will receive twenty five ($25). In the event more than one person creates the video, the cash amount will be divided between all participants. The First Place winning film will be screened at the Women’s History Month Film Festival on March 13, 2010. The four winning videos will be placed on

A panel of judges will select the winning videos.Youtube viewers comments will be used to select the People’s Choice winner. Video will be ineligible if it contains any derogatory depiction of individuals or groups based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, mental/physical handicap or religious belief, or other discriminatory images, as well as if it contains language or other content deemed inappropriate by the judges. The video may not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous.