Thursday, December 25

Create Class BLOG

Here is an instructional slide presentation for creating your own class BLOG.

Uploaded on authorSTREAM by jcyrus

Friday, December 12

No more 'Lively'

After only 4 to 5 months, the enterprising site, Lively, will discontinue as of 31 December 2008. There are lots of disappointed fans. See the official announcement below.

From the website:
"Lively no more

11/19/2008 05:55:00 PM
In July we launched Lively in Google Labs because we wanted users to be able to interact with their friends and express themselves online in new ways. Google has always been supportive of this kind of experimentation because we believe it's the best way to create groundbreaking products that make a difference to people's lives. But we've also always accepted that when you take these kinds of risks not every bet is going to pay off.

That's why, despite all the virtual high fives and creative rooms everyone has enjoyed in the last four and a half months, we've decided to shut Lively down at the end of the year. It has been a tough decision, but we want to ensure that we prioritize our resources and focus more on our core search, ads and apps business. will be discontinued at the end of December, and everyone who has worked on the project will then move on to other teams."

Monday, December 8

Tools For Educators

This site is a bonanza for P-12 classroom teachers and classroom resource teachers. The site offers FREE templates, lesson plans, and worksheets.

Parents, teachers and students have access to various learning tools. There are tools and resources for ESL (also known as ELL or LOTE) learning situations.

Notes from the website:
"Tools for is an affiliate site of Mighty Education Systems. It contains programs for teachers to use to create worksheets, printables, games, printouts and more for their classes. You can find matching ready-to-print flashcards, games, bingo boards, worksheets, wordsearches, crosswords, board games, and phonics materials at"

NOTE: This site is heavily laden with Google ads on the left side of the sites. Be cautious before clicking.