Sunday, March 28, 2010

Gotta Keep Reading

A bit of fun to encourage kids to read adapted from the Black Eyed Peas 'I Gotta Feeling' and the flash mob dance performed for the Oprah Winfrey Show last year.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Scholastic Kids Press Corps

I've been recommending this scholastic site to teachers recently. It has the tagline 'News For Kids, By Kids' which I love. Although it is US based the topics are sufficiently global to appeal to many primary aged students around the world. It is similar to the excellent news sites for kids on Britannica Online School Edition only much easier to access! Topics include current events (eg the Chile earthquake is one today), entertainment, book reviews, special reports.

There is also this useful Word Wizard tool which allows the students to double click on any word (or type it in the box) and it gives detailed definitions.

The reports are all kids and I see there is an application process for future journalists although the current ones all live in the US. I can't find anything that says students from other countries can't apply so maybe it's worth a shot?