Monday, July 2, 2007

Wednesday NECC Session 2

I skipped the 10:30 - 11:30 concurrent session and spent time in the exhibit hall. I saw a few different presentations including Adobe, Inspiration, and Discovery Network. For the next session I went to one called "What's Hot for Tots? The Best Web Sites for PK-2". If you are looking for web sites to use with the early childhood crowd, this was the place. For the full hour the presenter went through all kinds of websites with all kinds of spotlights on different functions. The address for her notes (including all the sites) is (the page that comes up is to download a pdf file. If you click on the download link and then wait a moment, the file will appear so you can click on it and save/open it). There were really too many sites to list them all, but her main points were that most of these sites had a clean interface, no places to click off and get into trouble, they did things while the software was loading, and many of them were spoken words or music - no need to read the pages for the emerging reading crowd! She took each of the 6 new NETS standards (which were re-introduced at the NECC two days earlier) and presented sites that fit into each of the standards. If you need even more resources, you can go to her webpage:

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