I ran across this recent story by NPR. In the story they highlight the fact that helping kids identify where letters and words are over just reading to them has a significant impact because you are teaching the child to find and follow words on the page, not just listen. My summary does not do the story any bit of justice so just listen already!
Check out this great post:
Today Google+ announced updates that will potentially bring collaborative education to more users than any other suite of tools ever has. With the way Hangouts now integrates with Google Docs you can truly have a real-time collaborative working and learning experience like no other.
Check out the announcement on Google’s official blog:
How do you see this being used in education?
Image: via Google.blogspot.com
This was posted @Lifehacker today. I would also like to mention that you can by sheets of tub/shower board for $10 and have your local Menards/Lowes/Home Depot cut them in the store for you, one sheet can make approx. 32 handheld boards.