Tuesday, April 6, 2010

EDIM 514 Internet Tools for Teaching: Creative Tools

My Name is Ben Green,...and EDM508 is "Where I've BEN!"

A great Digital resource that has been an asset to my classroom is the site SpellingCity.com. This is a digital resource that takes the concept of spelling to new heights. With Spellingcity.com gone are the tedious days of creating spelling bees that appear to be interesting or the old standard of repetition. Here is a user friendly tool that allows teachers and students to have fun work letters and words. With access to “over 42,000 spelling words and customizable sentences,” along with games that you can play online or printout students can increase their creative senses in a matter of minutes. A daily digest of SpellingCity.com can help the worst speller to become a moderate to good spelling champ in a matter of weeks.

If a student has not fostered the creativity within them then Spellingcity.com can and will bring a spark to the minds and hearts of the classroom. It is designed for the developing creative mind, “…creativity is the occasional emergent from the interaction of three autonomous elements: The individual,The cultural domain, and The social field”. (Gardner, H. (2008) Five Minds of the Future).p.80-81

The honor of having options only increases a student’s creative soul. Students from Early Childhood to Eighth grade can choose to the option of, “Test Me, Teach Me or Play a Game”. The testing of one’s mind helps to harness a disciplined mind and a synthesized mind. SpellingCity.com offers teachers the tools needed to jolt creativity within Teachers and students.

Citations: Gardner, H. (2008) Five Minds of the Future).p.80-81

SpellingCity.com, (2010) - http://www.spellingcity.com/

1 comment:

Lance R said...

Thanks for sharing this one, Ben. I had never heard of it before now.